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Charges pending for driver in deadly crash in Alton

2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago Saturday, September 24 2022 Sep 24, 2022 September 24, 2022 7:29 AM September 24, 2022 in News - Local

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated throughout. 

One person died after a two vehicle-crash north of Alton Saturday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Troopers say the crash happened at about 12:03 a.m. on Moorefield Road, south of FM 681, north of Alton. 

Preliminary investigation reveals a gray Mazda 6, occupied by the driver and passenger, was traveling northbound on Moorefield Road when it collided with a blue GMC Sierra, occupied by the driver and passenger, that was traveling southbound. 

The passenger of the Mazda died at the scene, according to DPS. 

The driver and passenger of the Sierra were taken to a local hospital with non-incapacitating injuries and were released. 

The driver of the Mazda remains at the hospital and will be charged with intoxication manslaughter, and intoxication assault after being released from the hospital, according to the news release. 

DPS is further investigating this fatal crash. 

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