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Alleged impaired driver fatally collides with man on Almeda Genoa Rd

HOUSTON, TX – A suspected impaired driver struck and killed a male pedestrian at 1100 Almeda Genoa Road on Sunday, according to the Houston Police Department.

Victor Hugo De La Paz Rivas, 32, was allegedly driving a gray Toyota Tacoma pickup truck west on Almeda Genoa Rd at excessive speeds when he hit the victim around 9:55 p.m.

Rescue crews pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

De La Paz Rivas’ two male passengers, ages 4 and 7, were not hurt in the collision.

Authorities determined De La Paz Rivas was impaired and arrested him. They charged him with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

Officials have not identified the victim.

The HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division is investigating the incident.

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