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Pedestrian killed: Drunk driver arrested and charged in death of husband and wife out walking in West Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man is arrested in the fatal accident of a couple crossing the street on Westheimer Road Sunday night, Houston Police Department said.

Donovan Donte Harris, 27, has been charged with two counts of negligent manslaughter

At approximately 9:20 p.m., the couple attempted to cross the 6100 block of Westheimer, an area that does not have a crosswalk and is not well lit.

Harris was speeding in a black BMW and was reportedly going 70 mph, which is twice the top speed, HPD said.

The man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said.

Police said Harris pulled over and cooperated. Further investigation revealed that he was drunk and was arrested.

Witnesses at the scene told police that a passenger fled the scene with Harris on foot.

“This is a dangerous stretch of road. I know the City of Houston is putting a lot of resources into this area to try and slow people down, but it’s a pervasive problem,” said Sgt. David Rose. “We are expanding our limited resources to combat this, but Houston citizens must help us. You have to slow down.”

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On Monday, ABC13 saw a person crossing the same street without using a crosswalk. Police are urging people to use these crosswalks, especially on a busy street like Westheimer.

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