Alleged drunk driver charged after crash kills mother

Authorities say Daniel Mena, 21, was driving northbound in the southbound lanes when he struck a woman's vehicle in a head-on collision.

BELLAIRE, Texas -A woman was killed early Saturday morning after being involved in a suspected drunk driving accident. 

Around 2:15 a.m. officers said a man driving a white pickup truck ran into the woman while driving in the wrong direction on the West Loop at Pine Street.

Authorities say Daniel Mena, 21, was driving northbound in the southbound lanes when he struck the woman's vehicle in a head-on collision. 

Brenda Moreno was pronounced dead on the scene. She leaves behind two kids. 

Mena was not injured and is suspected of driving drunk at the time of the crash. He was arrested at the scene.

Prosecutors say Mena was out on bond for a previous DWI when the crash happened. He faced a judge early Sunday morning. 

He was charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter, and he has a $50,000 bond. 

 

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