Houston police say they have arrested a man suspected of driving while intoxicated during a local car crash that killed his passenger last weekend.
Jose Ramos, 23, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the crash, according to a news release from the Houston Police Department, and remains in the hospital.
The identity of the victim, a 26-year-old man who police say was riding with Ramos, is pending verification by the county’s medical examiner.
Two people that were in another car involved in the crash, a 65-year-old man and 63-year-old woman, were uninjured, according to police.
HPD said Ramos was driving north in a red Dodge Dakota truck at 5500 Bingle Rd. around 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 when he allegedly struck a silver Toyota Rav4, sending his own vehicle airborne before it hit a tree and went back into the roadway, striking the Toyota a second time.
Ramos was ejected from his truck, according to HPD. Ramos’ passenger, the 26-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. HPD said Ramos is alleged to have shown signs of intoxication at the scene.