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Drunk driver slams into forklift on Belfort Ave., killing 2

HOUSTON, TX- An intoxicated driver killed two of his passengers and injured a third after speeding on Belfort Ave and crashing into a forklift and Feb.9th.

Click2Houston reported that the driver admitted that alcohol was a factor in his driving. Authorities also found open containers in the car.

The at-fault driver will probably face two charges of intoxicated manslaughter. He currently is also likely to have a charge for intoxicated assault, unless the injured passenger dies. Then the charge would become another intoxicated manslaughter count.

The crash occurred at 2700 Bellfort Road, at 6:38p.m. when the Ford Expedition hit the forklift. The forklift operator was traveling between two work sites when the Expedition struck it at 70 mph. The speed limit in this area was 35mph. No specifics on the condition of the operator were provided, other than that he survived.

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