Suspected drunk driver charged in fatal crash
A 24-year-old man has been accused of drunk driving after a young woman in his car died when they slammed into a concrete pillar under U.S. 290 in northwest Houston early Sunday.
Police said Padilla was driving a blue BMW 328i westbound on West 43rd at a high rate of speed when he failed to remain in a single lane, jumped the curb and then smashed into the concrete pillar.
Arias, who was in the back seat, died at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.