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Promising high-school football star killed, two others injured in DUI crash on Highway 6

HOUSTON, TX. – A promising Houston high school football star was killed and two other people were injured in a crash on Highway 6 on Friday morning.

According to ABC 13 News, the crash occurred just after 2:30 a.m. on Highway 6 near Loch Katrine Lane. The deceased was identified as 16-year-old Tristan Sanders, a promising young football player who had recently transferred to a Houston-area school from North Texas. Sanders was riding in the back seat of a BMW sedan when a Hummer collided with the vehicle while passing through an intersection. The force of the crash sent the BMW spinning into a steel light pole nearby.

The other two occupants in the BMW, the as-yet-unidentified 16-year-old driver, and an 18-year-old passenger were transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the Hummer, 47-year-old Carlos Guillermo Ayala was not seriously injured in the crash. He has been charged with driving under the influence, and police say speed was a factor in the crash. We will continue to monitor this story for any further developments.

If a drunk driver injured you or cost your loved one their life, know that you have the right to demand justice. An experienced Houston drunk driving injury attorney like those at Gibson Hill Personal Injury have the experience and skill necessary to get you the answers and fair compensation you deserve. Drunk driving is negligent driving, and together, we can make sure the at-fault party is held accountable. Call us at 512-580-8334 to discuss how we can help you today.