Man charged with intoxication manslaughter in NW Houston crash

Jonathan Mendez (HPD)

HOUSTON – A woman was killed and a man is facing charges after a crash occurred in northwest Houston, police said.

Police said a man in an SUV sped away from a fender bender on near the intersection of Hempstead Highway and West Tidwell Road around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Investigators said the driver lost control of the SUV at the intersection of Guhn Road and Leghorn Street and slammed into a tree, killing the woman in the passenger seat. 

The driver was taken to a hospital.

Investigators said the man, identified by police as Jonathan Mendez, 27, had been drinking and is charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go.

Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox.