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HPD: Suspected drunk driver arrested in crash that killed woman, infant

Veronica Rivas, 20, is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

HOUSTON -- Police say a woman suspected of drunk driving when she crashed into a car, killing a mother and her infant, was arrested Wednesday.

Veronica Rivas, 20, is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Houston Police say Rivas was speeding in her SUV around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday along the southbound feeder of the Gulf Freeway near El Dorado when she hit the back of a maroon Scion.

Veronica Rivas, 20, is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Police say the woman and infant child inside the Scion were pronounced dead at the scene. They say Rivas and a 17-year-old female passenger had broken bones and were transported to a hospital.

According to investigators, Rivas showed signs of intoxication and was taken to jail following her release from the hospital.