Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after weekend accident

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 12:24 PM

PEARLAND, Texas – A 30-year-old man was charged Monday in connection with a fatal traffic accident from early Sunday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

Saul Diaz is charged with intoxication manslaughter after police said he rear-ended a blue Geo Tracker causing a passenger to be ejected from the car.

Police said the 30-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 2:50 a.m. as both vehicles were heading east on the East Freeway.

Diaz was said to be traveling at a high rate of speed when struck the vehicle. The driver of the Tracker was taken to Ben Taub Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Diaz had initially fled the scene, but returned later where he was taken in custody and charged, police said.

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