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DWI Investigation: The westbound lanes of Bellaire Boulevard were closed after a fatal accident in which the driver ran the lights

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Bellaire’s westbound lanes remain closed Sunday morning while Houston police investigate the scene of a fatal accident.

A tow truck is on duty to get the off-road vehicles involved off the road.

Police said they received a call around 3:35 a.m. They believe the storm may have caused several of the area’s traffic lights to go out.

Officials said the driver of a maroon SUV was heading west on Bellaire and burned out several lights. The driver allegedly crashed into a black SUV traveling south on Ranchester, killing that driver.

Authorities believe alcohol may have been involved.

Investigators remind the public never to drive under the influence of alcohol and encourage others to practice defensive driving.

“If the weather is a factor and the lights aren’t working properly, it’s best to tread carefully. Basically, when you come to an intersection and all four lights are off, treat it as a red light in all directions. So you stop, investigate and proceed if it is safe to do so,” said HPD Sgt. R. Dunn.

Drivers can take eastbound Bellaire to avoid the accident.

HPD says the driver of the maroon SUV failed the field sobriety test and was taken into custody.

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