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Worker dies after fall into water at Marathon Galveston Bay docks

TEXAS CITY, TX: Authorities have not released the name of a worker who died today after a fall into the water while working at the Marathon Galveston Bay docks. The worker, a scaffolding contractor, fell around 11:15 a.m. today, September 12, 2016. His body was recovered by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office dive team around 4:00 p.m. Channel 2’s news story reports that the worker fell when the scaffolding collapsed, and describes him as a Marathon Petroleum Corp. contract worker. According to the news story, four other contract employees were on the scaffolding at Dock # 34 at the time of the collapse. Another workers attempted to dive in and save the man who drowned.

Drunk driver kills good Samaritan on Eastex Freeway

A 31-year old man who has stopped to assist another motorist was struck and killed last night on the Eastex Freeway southbound at Crosstimbers in Houston. The driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix collided with a pickup truck before traveling across five lanes and hitting the good Samaritan by the side of the road. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has accepted a charge of intoxication manslaughter against the Grand Prix driver.

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One killed in explosion at PeroxyChem plant in Pasadena

One worker was killed and two were injured when a chemical tank exploded at the PeroxyChem plant in Pasadena on Saturday January 16th. PeroxyChem officials say that the dead worker is a contractor and the two injured workers are employees. Although the specifics of the incident are still under investigation, routine maintenance was taking place when the blast occurred.

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Passenger killed in single car accident on SW Freeway

A man riding as passenger in a speeding Honda Accord died in a violent crash last night. The wreck happened just past 9:00 p.m. on the southbound feeder road of U.S. 59 near Bissonnet. The Honda lost control and left the roadway, striking a light pole. The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the hospital but the driver is expected to survive the crash. Police are investigating to see if drunk driving played a role in the wreck.

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The wrecked Honda Accord

Fatal car accident on Orem in Houston

A driver was killed in a single car accident on Orem in southeast Houston early Sunday morning. The crash scene is a few blocks west of Hobby airport. Apparently the vehicle was traveling at high speed when it left the roadway, flipping over and striking a tree. A passerby saw the wreckage of the gold-colored Honda and called police.

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Drunk driver with 4-year old in vehicle causes fatal crash on FM 1960

A driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for a fatal crash on FM 1960 near Fritz Oak Place at 2:00 a.m. this morning, and apparently had his unrestrained 4-year old daughter with him in the vehicle at the time.

According to Channel 13 Houston, the alleged drunk driver was heading westbound on FM 1960 when he attempted to make a u-turn. His SUV pulled in front of the victim’s vehicle, and the victim’s vehicle t-boned the drunk driver. The victim died instantly. The alleged drunk driver wasn’t hurt, but his 4-year old daughter was transported to the emergency room.

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The victim’s vehicle

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The alleged drunk driver’s SUV

Pedestrian killed by pickup on Crosby-Lynchburg Road

A woman was walking along Crosby-Lynchburg Road around 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon when an out-of-control pickup truck struck her, pinning her beneath the vehicle.

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Two killed in car accident on Highway 288 involving Nissan Rogue

A single vehicle accident at around 4:00 this morning leaves a driver and passenger dead and sent two others to the emergency room. According to a story on Channel 2’s web site, four women occupying a Nissan Rogue SUV were in an argument. A witness said the driver stopped a couple of times on the shoulder of the freeway, then would drive off erratically. That came to an end when the driver went off the road and up an embankment causing the SUV to roll and strike a concrete pillar supporting the Holly Hall overpass. Investigators will try to determine if drunk driving was a factor in the accident.

Blaine Boudreaux charged after fatal car accident involving 6-year old boy

34-year old Blaine T. Boudreaux has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, Channel 2 is reporting, after Boudreaux was involved in a two vehicle accident that claimed the life of a six-year old boy. Boudreaux was reportedly traveling northbound on Lockwood in Houston around 6:10 p.m. Sunday evening when he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of the East Freeway feeder. Boudreaux’s black-colored Dodge Ram pickup truck hit a black Honda Civic. The 6-year old boy, riding as a passenger in the Honda, was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Online resources indicate Boudreaux is an assistant manager at a Walgreen’s in Katy, Texas.

Channel 11 News report.

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The Honda Civic carrying the 6-year old boy

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Blaine Boudreaux’s Dodge Ram pickup truck

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Interstate 10 and Gessner crash kills two

A two-vehicle collision at 3:15 this morning has left two people dead and one injured. Houston police told Channel 2 News that a Buick was heading westbound on the Interstate 10 feeder road, and a Ford Focus was heading northbound on Gessner. It appears one of the vehicles ran a red light causing the collision. A male and female in the Ford Focus died at the scene, and a female in the Buick was transported to hospital. The police investigation will likely include trying to determine whether drunk driving was a factor, as it often is with late night/early morning accidents. Channel 2’s reporter said there was an odor of alcohol from the Ford Focus, and open containers inside the vehicle.

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The Buick

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The Ford Focus