April 14, 2015 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident at 200 Aldine Bender about 4:50 p.m. on Monday (April 13).
The suspect, Donte Lamara Duplechain (b/m, 32), is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 248th State District Court. A photo of Duplechain is attached to this news release.
The male victim, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Kung and Officer T. Osso reported:
Duplechain was driving a silver Ford Taurus westbound on Aldine Bender when he ran a red light and struck a white Volkswagen Jetta traveling southbound on Imperial Valley. The impact caused the Jetta to strike a school bus and a black Toyota Camry. The Camry then struck a black Dodge Dakota pickup truck.
The driver of the Jetta died at the scene. None of the occupants of the other vehicles was seriously injured. Duplechain was detained at the scene, determined to be intoxicated and subsequently charged.
Donte Lamara Duplechain
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