HOUSTON, Texas —
A 21-yr-previous man has been charged in the drunk driving crash that killed a rideshare passenger and critically injured another individual in a single day within the Clear Lake area.
Erik Deleon has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.
Deleon allegedly advised police that he was pounding tequila photographs at Bombshells on the Gulf Freeway before the crash, which occurred round 1 a.m. Friday on Pineloch near Galveston Street.
A man had simply gotten into an Uber or Lyft on the airport (police not sure of which rideshare it was), was a number of miles from house, when he was killed by a drunk driver early this morn–based on HPD. Rideshare driver in dangerous form in the hospital. #abc13 https://t.co/SPiQWljsJW
— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) March 1, 2019
Authorities say Deleon, who was driving a grey Dodge truck, was heading northbound on Galveston Street when he clipped the again end of a smaller, silver pickup truck, and stored going via the intersection. Deleon then slammed right into a automotive.
Police affirm that the automotive was a rideshare.
The again passenger of that automotive died. Officials informed our sister station ABC13 that the passenger had just been picked up from the airport and was virtually residence.
The automotive’s driver was taken to the hospital in important situation.
Lyft gave ABC13 the next statement: “We are deeply saddened by the information of this tragic accident and ensuing lack of life. Our ideas are with all these impacted. We’ve got reached out to those concerned and stand ready to assist regulation enforcement with their investigation.”
Deleon was additionally hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Whereas investigators have been on the scene, a third suspected drunk driver crashed into two police automobiles. He was arrested.
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