HOUSTON – A man is facing charges after a deadly motorcycle crash along I-610 north at Lockwood Drive early Monday morning in northeast Houston.
Investigators said Vicente Espino-Mendieta, 43, was driving a pickup truck around 1:20 a.m. when he crossed several lanes and hit and killed a 41-year-old man on a motorcycle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Witnesses told police Espino-Mendieta was seen driving erratically on the Eastex Freeway before he exited onto North Loop east and hit the motorcyclist.
Espino-Mendieta was taken into custody after investigators determined he was under the influence.
He is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter.