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UPDATE: Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter after fatal crash on N Shepherd Dr

HOUSTON, TX — A woman has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter after a wrong-way crash late last Thursday in northwest Houston that claimed the life of another driver, according to the Houston Police Department.

The fatal collision unfolded at 700 North Shepherd Drive, on November 30, at about 11:35 p.m.

A preliminary investigation found that 32-year-old Sherry Ann Parsons was driving a white Mitsubishi Outlander against traffic in the southbound lanes. At one point, the Mitsubishi collided head-on with an oncoming white Volkswagen Jetta driven by the victim, a 34-year-old man.

The driver of the Volkswagen died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed officials. His identity has not been made public at this time.

Parsons was transported by paramedics to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. After questioning by police, she was determined to be impaired and charged for her alleged role in the fatal wreck. Following her release from the hospital, Parsons is expected to be booked into Harris County Jail.


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