HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The guy charged in a drunk riding crash that killed a Lyft passenger and left its driver in a coma had a blood-alcohol of .210, almost three instances of the felony restriction, court files display.
Erik Deleon, 21, is facing intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault fees.
Authorities say Deleon was using a gray Dodge truck heading northbound on Galveston Road, closing Friday around 1 a.M., While he clipped the quit of a smaller, silver Mazda pickup and saved going through the intersection. The Dodge then slammed into the Lyft car.
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Officials told ABC13 that the passenger, Billy Satterfield, had been texting with his wife moments before changing into the killing. He changed into much less than 5 miles from domestic.
Dr. Satterfield was employed at the University of Houston-Clear Lake from 2007 till the ultimate year.
The Lyft driving force, 29-12 months-antique Ezatullah Safi, is in a coma.
Safi, an Afghan refugee, has a wife and two children. Friends of the family stated they got here to the U.S. For a higher lifestyle. A GoFundMe account has been installed to assist Safi and his family with expenses.
Sources say Deleon informed officials on the scene he turned into pounding tequila photographs at a bar just earlier than the crash. Bar receipts have been discovered in his truck. The kingdom is looking for Deleon’s bond to be no less than $30,000.