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HCSO: 2 people killed, including passenger who was ejected, during crash in Crosby

Harris County Sheriff's Office is conducting a DWI investigation following the incident on FM 1942.

CROSBY, Texas — A driver and passenger are dead after a pickup truck crashed into them overnight on FM 1942 in the Crosby area, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said the victims were backing out of a residential driveway about 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of FM 1942.

That's when deputies said an approaching white pickup truck hit the victims' vehicle on the driver side, pushing the car into a roadside ditch.

HCSO Sgt. B. Beaty said the male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and was  pronounced dead at the scene. He said the driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, also died at the scene. 

"The pickup truck driver was taken to Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, where a DWI investigation is taking place," Beaty said. 

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Omar Hortiz Hernandez admitted he was drinking before before crashing the Toyota Tundra. He was arrested and charge with DWI. 

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