BAYTOWN, TX (09/03/2016) — A suspected drunk driver caused an accident that claimed the life of Cassandra Jimenez and injured one other person.
According to authorities, 20-year-old Cassandra Jimenez was killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Garth Road and Decker Drive in Baytown, Texas.
Police reported that at around 2:25 a.m., 23-year-old Raul Aaron Tadeo was traveling in a Chevrolet pickup truck when he struck a Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Jimenez.
Jimenez was taken to Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, where she later died. Her passenger, a 21-year-old man who has not yet been identified, sustained minor injuries.
Tadeo—who was detained by a group of civilians at the scene—was arrested. Charges of intoxication manslaughter, resisting arrest, and failure to stop and render aid are pending against him.
An investigation is ongoing.
Details are limited at this time, since police are working to determine if the driver who caused this accident was intoxicated. However, we will not know the extent of his charges until authorities have gathered sufficient information. If you have additional details regarding this wreck, leave a comment below.
To those affected by this tragic accident, we offer our condolences.