HOUSTON – A man has been charged for his role in a deadly crash that happened along the I-45 North frontage road early Monday morning, Houston police say.
Luis Alexander Gaspar, 22, is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the wreck, which killed a man and sent several others to the hospital, according to the Houston Police Department.
The drivers of a white Chrysler sedan and a white Chevrolet van were traveling southbound on Airline when police say they both ran a red light at the I-45 intersection. The vehicles collided with another white van that was turning at the light from the opposite direction.
The front passenger of the van that was hit was pronounced dead at the scene. A rear passenger of the van was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with internal injuries. The driver and an additional passenger suffered minor injuries and were transported to an area hospital.
The Chrysler driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries. The driver of the van who allegedly ran the red light, Gasper, was detained at the scene and was determined to be impaired, police said.
Shortly after the crash. police at the scene said the two vehicles that ran the red light may have been involved in a road rage incident. No other charges or arrests have been announced, however.