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HOUSTON A 71-year-old SUV driver who struck and killed a man walking in southwest Houston Thursday night was charged by police.

HPD said a 48-year-oldman was walking westbound in the 4600 block of Allum at Player shortly before midnight when he was struck by a gold Pontiac Montana and died at the scene.

Police said there was no sidewalk or shoulder on the roadway and the SUV driver did not see the pedestrian until it was too late.

The SUV driver, however, had been drinking, police say.

Marcos Frias Velasquezwas charged with driving while intoxicated. It was his second offense.

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