FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 8, 2017
9:30:59 AM CST
Driver Arrested in Fatal Crash at 11100 Almeda Road
Charges are pending
against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 11100 Almeda Road about 11:50
p.m. on Tuesday (March 7).
The suspect, Gregory
Charles (b/m, 43), faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter. He was
transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in an unknown condition.
The male victim, 65,
was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by
the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes
Division Sergeant E. Fendia and Officer J. Best reported:
The victim was driving
a Nissan 370Z and stopped at a red light at the intersection of Almeda and Reed
Road. A white charter bus, shuttling for the Houston Livestock Show and
Rodeo, had the green light and was traveling eastbound on Reed through the
intersection. At that time, a black Chevrolet Avalanche traveling
northbound on Almeda at a high rate of speed struck the rear of the Nissan,
pushed it into the intersection and then struck the charter bus. The
Nissan continued through the intersection, struck a second charter bus and then
came to a stop.
The driver of the
Nissan died at the scene. The driver of the Avalanche (Charles) exhibited
sings of intoxication and was taken into custody. He was transported by
HFD paramedics to the hospital.