Drunk driver arrested after teen hit & killed while changing tire

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HOUSTON – Police have arrested a suspected drunk driver accused of killing a 17-year-old New Caney High School sophomore.

32-year-old, Charles Baxter Jr., is charged with intoxication manslaughter and possession of a controlled substance.

Authorities say Baxter was driving drunk when he crashed into Jose Damian on the Eastex Freeway near FM 1960 early Sunday morning.

Damian and his brother had just finished changing a flat tire on the shoulder when Baxter slammed into the 17-year-old.

The New Caney Independent School District says grief counselors will be available to speak to students and staff on campus all week.