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UPDATE: DWI suspect charged in west Houston crash that killed motorcyclist

HOUSTON, TX — Authorities have released new details about a collision Monday, February 5, that claimed a motorcyclist’s life on the Katy Freeway in west Houston, according to Click2Houston.

Houston Police Department officials said the fatal incident occurred in the 10600 block of the westbound Katy Freeway at around 1:00 p.m.

A preliminary investigation shows 21-year-old Jorge Clemente was driving a red Dodge Durango at a high rate of speed in the left emergency lane of the westbound highway. The Durango was seen cutting in and out between lanes until it crossed from the emergency lane and collided with a blue Suzuki V-Storm motorcycle heading westbound. The impact forced the rider to eject from the motorcycle before they were hit by the Durango.

Paramedics with the Houston Fire Department pronounced the rider, a 34-year-old man whose name remains undisclosed, deceased at the scene.

Clemente, who displayed signs of impairment at the scene, was placed under custody and taken to a local hospital for injuries considered minor. He has since been charged with intoxication manslaughter.

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