Man charged with DWI following fatal New Year's Day crash

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor
KPRC

A driver involved in a fatal has been charged with driving while intoxicated, Jan. 2, 2019.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A driver involved in a fatal crash Tuesday in north Harris County has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

According to a news release, Carlos Salazar-Roque, 26, was driving a black Dodge Charger around 1:30 a.m. going southbound on I-45 the North Freeway when he struck a black Chevrolet Caprice traveling westbound that failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign.

Both Salazar-Roque and the woman, 44, who was driving the Caprice, were taken to Memorial Hermann, where the woman later died, officers said. 

Salazar-Roque was found to be intoxicated, so he was subsequently charged in the crash, according to the news release.

The identity of the woman has not been released.

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