Man charged with manslaughter after three-truck collision

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by Jaime E. Galvan / KHOU.com

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Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 3:42 PM

HOUSTON – A 44-year-man faces a manslaughter charge in connection to a three-truck accident that left one man dead, court records state.

Charles Ray Dailey is charged with manslaughter.

Investigators with the Houston Police Department said in an affidavit that Dailey was driving 94 mph in his silver pick-up when he ran a red light and struck two other trucks at the intersection of West Montgomery and Wilburforce on Oct. 26.

Dailey hit a green truck crossing the intersection and caused it to hit a second truck waiting at the traffic light, affidavit states

Mark Arnold, who was driving the green pick-up, died from the injuries he sustained from the collision, the affidavit states.

A witness said when she saw Dailey driving his truck “passed her so fast that it made her car shake.”

Dailey was taken to Herman Northwest Hospital after the collision to be treated for his injuries, the affidavit states. At the hospital, he consented to a blood draw and the results are pending.

HPD obtained a court order to retrieve the data from the air bag control module of Dailey’s truck, the affidavit states. The information showed that he was traveling 94 mph 2 seconds before impact. The speed limit is 35 mph on West Montgomery.

Bail was set at $30,000.

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