HPD: Suspected intoxicated driver kills man in car wreck near Pasadena

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HOUSTON – A man was fatally injured in a car accident by an alleged intoxicated driver near Pasadena Saturday night, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police were dispatched to a car accident around 11:18 p.m. near the intersection of Allen Genoa Road and W. Southmore Avenue.

Luis Lopez Pantoja, 20, was traveling at a high rate of speed in his black Chevrolet Tahoe  when he struck the driver of a gold Mitsubishi Mirage.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Mirage was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Lopez Pantoja exited his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene.

Witnesses of the accident tackled the suspect and held him until police arrived.

Lopez Pantoja was arrested and charged with DWI.



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