One dead in Houston crash, good Samaritan helps catch drunk driver

Police say a driver is dead after a fiery wrong-way crash in southwest Houston overnight, and a good Samaritan helped catch the alleged drunk driver.

The accident happened at around 2:30 this morning South Main near Holmes not far from Hiram Clarke.

A 19-year-old driver who he says was intoxicated crashed into the victim’s car after going the wrong way on South Main.

The driver ditched his car and then apparently tried to steal the car of a good Samaritan who stopped to help. The suspect wound up running from the scene.

Police say the good Samaritan tracked the suspect down at a nearby gas station and brought him back to the scene where police took him into custody. He was taken to a local hospital.

The driver will be charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid, both felonies.

Law enforcement is also looking at who may have provided alcohol to the driver.

The victim has not been identified yet. Neither has the driver who has been taken into custody. His picture is courtesy of our television partner Channel 2.

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