A teen has been arrested on a felony manslaughter charge for his alleged role in a fatal crash Thursday afternoon in Houston.
Elian Aguillon, 18, was arrested at the scene of the wreck, which was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, according to the Houston Police Department. He is accused of being intoxicated at the time of the wreck that claimed the life of another driver, authorities said.
Aguillon was arrested and taken to the Harris County Jail. Online court records don’t say if he has obtained representation from a drunk driving attorney.
Authorities said in a press release that Aguillon was driving a vehicle south in the 7800 block of Irvington Boulevard at “a high rate of speed” at about 1:20 p.m. He crashed into another vehicle that was attempting to turn left onto Apache Street, the release stated.
The driver of the other vehicle, identified by authorities only as a 47-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. Identifying information is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, police said.
Authorities did not report any additional injuries in connection to the incident.
Investigators said “Aguillon was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested at the scene.” He faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter in 337th State District Court.
Online records don’t list any upcoming court dates or the name of his drunk driving attorney. It also was unclear from online records whether Aguillon remains held on bond.
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