Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 2700 South Gessner
August 15, 2016 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash that occurred at 2700 South Gessner about 3 a.m. on Sunday (August 14).
The suspect, Orlando Alexis Fortoso (H/m, 25), is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 182nd State District Court. A photo of Fortoso is attached to this news release.
The female victim, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Duplechain and Officer J. Baker reported:
The suspect, Fortoso, was driving a white Toyota Camry northbound at the above address when he failed to maintain a single lane, drove onto the median, over corrected, and struck a sign on the opposite side of the roadway. The victim, one of two female passengers in the vehicle, was ejected from the backseat. Field sobriety tests determined Fortoso was intoxicated and he was subsequently arrested and charged.
suspect Orlando Alexis Fortoso
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.