HOUSTON – A man is in custody after police said he caused a crash that left a motorcyclist dead.
The crash happened around 3:55 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Shaver Street and Wald Street in southeast Houston, authorities said.
According to authorities, the victim was driving a motorcycle and heading eastbound on Shaver when the driver of a black Kia Soul left a stop sign and turned left to head westbound on Shaver.
The driver, identified as 35-year-old Christopher Lawrence Baulch, crossed all the lanes as the motorcycle driver was approaching the intersection and the motorcyclist crashed into the Kia, police said.
According to authorities, the motorcycle driver was flung from his bike. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.
Police said Baulch was found to be impaired, and he was charged with driving while intoxicated in connection with the crash.