HOUSTON - A wrecker driver is dead after a horrific crash late Friday night on the Southwest Freeway near Fountain View.

Ahmed Nassar, a tow truck driver, had stopped to assist a man and a woman, whose Toyota Corolla had stalled on the side of the road. Nassar was inside a Toyota Corolla, putting it in gear to be towed, when a Toyota Tundra plowed into the car.

The Corolla was pushed under the flatbed tow truck and crushed. The female driver of the Corolla was thrown from the collision, and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Police took the male driver of the Tundra into custody. He faces intoxicated manslaughter charges.

The tow truck driver was identified as Ahmed Nassar. He worked for Allied Collision and Auto Repair on Bissonett.

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