Texas

Man Killed in Suspected Drunk Driving Accident at I-45 in Harris County, TX

Date
March 3, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
Yes

Where it Happened

I-45, Ennis, Harris County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Harris County
Vehicles Involved
Honda Accord
Road/Highway
I-45
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Individual was struck by vehicles after falling from the hood of a vehicle


What Happened

Authorities are investigating an incident that killed a man at I-45 in Harris County, TX on March 3rd, 2024. Police say it happened around 4:35 a.m. According to police, a Honda Accord was headed northbound at a high rate of speed, allegedly with a passenger situated on the hood of the vehicle. At some point, the passenger, a 21-year-old male who was not publicly identified, was ejected from the vehicle and into the roadway. There, reports say, the man was struck by one or more vehicles, suffering fatal injuries at the scene. The driver of the Honda, identified as 21-year-old Thiago Ortega Gamaro, was arrested on a Driving While Intoxicated charge. Authorities did not have any additional information available.

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