The suspect, Louis M. Morones Jr. (H/m, DOB: 12-27-58) faces an intoxication manslaughter charge.
The male victim, 47, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer E. Morgado reported:
Morones, along with his passenger (the victim), was driving a gray Nissan Frontier southbound on the West Loop North service road when he failed to stay in his lane. The Nissan went off the roadway and struck a parking lot concrete base. Both Morones and his passenger were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Further investigation and evidence from the scene determined neither Morones nor the victim was wearing seatbelts.