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HPD: Drunken driver runs red light, causes fatal crash

Dale Lezo, Houston Chronicle
Updated 8:50 am, Monday, November 25, 2013
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A 24-year-old man died early Monday morning in a traffic crash in west Houston.

The wreck happened about 1:30 a.m. at Westheimer and Dairy Ashford, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said the driver of a Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Westheimer when he failed to stop at a red light and slammed into a Toyota Scion that was traveling northbound on South Dairy Ashford.

The driver of the Toyota died at the scene.

Police said the Honda driver was suspected of driving impaired at the time of the wreck. He was taken into custody.