Driver charged in passenger's death

Published On: Jan 14 2013 01:05:57 PM CST
HOUSTON -

A driver has been charged in connection with his passenger's death.

Jose Ramirez Rodriguez, 48, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Houston police said Rodriguez was driving a Nissan Sentra the wrong way in the 1900 block of Tidwell about 10 p.m. on Saturday and hit a Toyota Corolla head-on.

Rodriguez suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but his passenger was killed, police said.

The victim's name has not been released.

The driver of the Toyota was not hurt.