HOUSTON – A driver faces intoxicated manslaughter charges after a passenger was killed when a car crashed into a southwest Houston bayou early Sunday, police said.
George Arthur Marion III, 19, is charged with charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault in the 339th state District Court.
According to the Houston Police Department, a car with three people was heading west in a Nissan Maxima at 3 a.m. in the 9700 block of West Bellfort at a high rate of speed. The Marion lost control and skidded into the median and then crashed into a large pipe along the side of the bridge.
The car fell into the culvert below the bridge, police said. Marion had minor injuries, while the front passenger, 20, was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in serious condition.
A 19-year-old passenger in the back seat died at the scene, police said.
Police said the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated and faces intoxication manslaughter charges.