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Woman killed, man injured by suspected drunk driver with young children in the car, police say

The driver is facing multiple charges, including endangering a child and failure to stop and render aid.

HOUSTON — A woman was killed and a man was injured after police said they were hit by a suspected drunk driver who had young children in his car. 

It happened late Saturday night in the 100 block of Aldine Bender Road

Houston police said the man and woman were trying to cross the roadway and were hit by a white Chevrolet Tahoe that was going about 50 mph. According to court documents, 27-year-old Carlos Aguilar was driving the Tahoe.

The 41-year-old man was stable when he was taken to the hospital. The 40-year-old woman unfortunately died at the hospital. 

Their names have not been released. 

Police said Aguilar left the scene, but family members convinced him to return. According to witnesses, he had been drinking before the accident. 

The Harris County District Attorney's Office said Aguilar is facing four charges:

  • Failure to stop and render aid in an accident involving death
  • Failure to stop and render aid in an accident that caused severe bodily injury
  • DWI with a child under 15
  • Endangering a child

Investigators did not say how many children were in Aguilar's car but said there were no car seats inside the car. 

The DA's office said they strongly believe intoxication played a role in the crash. 

Investigators also learned Aguilar had a felony warrant out for past DWI.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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