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News: 16-year-old girl killed in suspected DUI crash on Bellaire Blvd

Posted on Sunday, November 28th, 2021 at 9:27 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A teenage girl was killed and a driver was injured during a crash on Bellaire Boulevard that may have been caused by intoxicated driving early this morning, according to information from the Harris County Sheriff.

The collision happened at 15770 Bellaire Boulevard east of Addicks Clodine Road at around 4 a.m.

19-year-old driver Eduardo Barrera was reportedly driving under the influence when he ran off the side of the road and collided with a tree.

His passenger, a 16-year-old girl, was taken to the hospital, and there she later died of her injuries.

Barrera was also hospitalized with a broken arm.

He is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter in connection with the accident.

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