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Crash in Texas kills young woman

A 20-year-old woman was killed in a two-car collision during the early morning hours of Sept. 3 in Baytown. The driver of the other car, a 23-year-old man, was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, authorities say.

According to reports, the fatal wreck occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on the corner of Decker and Garth when a Chevrolet pickup truck collided with a Chevrolet Camaro. The driver of the Camaro suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital for treatment. However, soon after her arrival, medical personnel declared her dead. A 21-year-old male passenger in the Camero suffered minor injuries.

When Baytown Police arrived at the scene, they detained the pickup truck driver, a 23-year-old man who tried to flee the crash scene but was reportedly restrained by civilians. Law enforcement officials said they used a Taser to subdue the man because he purportedly tried to resist arrest. After police obtained a warrant in order to acquire a blood sample from the pickup truck driver, they escorted him to the Baytown jail. He faces several charges including failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated.

Whenever a car accident leaves people dead or injured, police will investigate what caused the crash. If it is determined that a negligent driver caused the accident because they were intoxicated, reckless or distracted, the injured party or family of the decedent might want to pursue compensation for their crash-related damages. If the decedent was a spouse, the surviving spouse may be able to recover damages for loss of marital benefits.

Source: The Houston Chronicle, "Driver jailed in fatal Baytown crash," Cindy George, Sept. 3, 2016

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