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Monday, May 24, 2010

Everyday TX Tow Hero

Kudos to this unnamed tow truck driver who kept a drunk driver from killing someone else. Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of the pedestrian who was killed. Here's the story from the Houston Chronicle:

A pedestrian was killed after he was hit by a suspected drunken driver while crossing a north central Houston street early Sunday, authorities said.

Witnesses told police the man was crossing the street near Feagan and Durham around 6 p.m. when the driver of a white Dodge pickup traveling south on Durham hit the pedestrian, killing him, said Houston Police Department Vehicular Crimes Division Sgt. Steve Law. His identity is pending an autopsy.

The driver of the truck kept going before pulling over in the 400 block of Shepherd, where he was stopped by a wrecker driver who detained him until officers arrived.

Law said the driver, whose identity was not released, showed signs of intoxication at the scene and is expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter.

No further information was immediately available and the case is still under investigation.

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