POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 10600 Katy Freeway

February 6, 2024 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 10600 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) about 1 p.m. on Monday (February 5).

The suspect, Jorge Clemente, 21, is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 230th State District Court. A booking photo of Clemente is attached to this news release.

The identity of the deceased male, 34, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. James and Officer R. Ramos reported:

According to a witness, the driver of a red Dodge Durango was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound near the above address in the left emergency lane and weaving from lane to lane. The Durango then crossed over from the emergency lane and struck a blue Suzuki V-Storm motorcycle, also traveling westbound on the freeway. The male was ejected from the motorcycle and then struck by the Durango.

Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the motorcyclist deceased.

The driver of the Durango, later identified as Clemente, was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Clemente showed signs of being impaired. The Harris County District Attorney's Officer was contacted and Clemente was subsequently charged and booked into jail for his role in the crash.

suspect Jorge Clemente
suspect Jorge Clemente

VHS/JFC 2-6-24
Inc. #017587224-G

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