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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Traffic Accident at 5800 West Sam Houston Parkway South Service Road

August 4, 2011 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident at 5800 West Sam Houston Parkway South service road about 3 a.m. today.

Jonathan Lacier Davis (b/m, DOB: 7-26-89) is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 179th State District Court. A photo of Davis is attached to this news release.

Suspect Jonathan Davis

The identity of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer D. Phan reported:

Davis was driving a tan Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound on the West Sam Houston Parkway South service road when he ran a red light at Harwin. The Chrysler then struck a red Honda Civic, causing it to spin around several times and burst into flames, killing the Honda's driver.

A female passenger in the Chrysler was transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

KJS/VHS 8-4-11
Inc. #100788811

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.