Houston Police Department
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Traffic Accident at 200 North Loop East

December 23, 2013 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident at 200 North Loop East (North Interstate Highway 610 East) about 2:20 a.m. on Sunday (Dec. 22).

The suspect, Richard Arroyo (H/m, DOB: 1-2-89), is charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #15. A photo of Arroyo is attached to this news release.

Suspect Richard Arroyo

The identity of the deceased female victim, 21, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roberts and Officer? Best reported:

The victim was driving a gray Chevrolet Impala westbound on the North Loop when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a guard wall, disabling the vehicle. The female got out of her car and was in a moving lane of traffic when a black Kia struck the Impala, which in turn struck the female. Arroyo, the driver of the Kia, was questioned and subsequently charged. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

JFC/KJS 12-23-13
Inc #158750213-H

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