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Man fatally hit by vehicle on I-610 in SW Houston, DUI suspect charged

HOUSTON, TX — A 48-year-old man died Saturday, July 22, after being hit by a vehicle while changing a tire on Interstate 610 in southwest Houston, reports the Houston Police Department.

The fatal incident occurred in the 2500 block of I-610 (West Loop South) at around 2:15 a.m.

According to the HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division, the man was a passenger in a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck that was heading southbound. At one point, the pickup stopped on the shoulder of the offramp to northbound Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) and the man got out of the vehicle to replace a flat tire. Shortly after, a white Ford Mustang hit the man and the back of the pickup.

Paramedics with the Houston Fire Department pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The female driver of the pickup sustained minor injuries but declined to be taken to a hospital.

The driver of the Mustang, a 28-year-old woman identified as Daija Marche McElwee, was determined to be impaired and arrested following the crash. She has since been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 183rd State District Court.

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