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The suspected drunk driver dies after colliding with the Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy in NW Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A deputy from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office has been released from the hospital after being hit by a suspected drunk driver, who died following the accident.

According to the sheriff’s office, a 44-year-old man driving a southbound Nissan Altima at 12399 Jones Road pulled an unprotected left turn from a flashing yellow signal in front of the deputy.

The deputy was driving north on Jones Road when the two collided almost head-on. The deputy’s patrol unit then bumped into a utility pole.

The driver of the Nissan went into cardiac arrest at the scene, but first responders performed CPR and were able to bring him back.

The driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

In an update on Twitter, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the man died in hospital.

“Our condolences go out to his family,” the sheriff said.

The deputy was also taken to the hospital but has since been released.

Gonzalez said the driver who died was suspected of being intoxicated.

The crash is being investigated.

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