HPD: 1 dead, another hospitalized after crash with RodeoHouston charter bus

HOUSTON – A 43-year-old man faces an intoxication manslaughter charge after an accident with another car and RodeoHouston charter shuttle bus left one man dead overnight.

Gregory Charles is charged with intoxication manslaughter and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in an unknown condition, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, it happened just before midnight late Tuesday on Almeda at Reed in southwest Houston.

Investigators said a Nissan Z was struck from behind by Charles, who was in a black Chevrolet Avalanche pickup going north on Almeda.

The car was thrown across the intersection and into the front of a shuttle bus facing south, police said. Then the Nissan continue through the intersection and hit another shuttle.

Police said the 65-year-old driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene. 

While there were no immediate signs of alcohol, police are waiting from word from the hospital on the drivers blood-alcohol levels, police said. 

At this time it is not believed that the buses were carrying passengers, but they are involved in transporting people to and from RodeoHouston at NRG Park.

Photos: 1 dead, another hospitalized after overnight crash

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