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Pedestrian killed: Possible drunk driver kills man and woman trying to cross Westheimer Road, Houston police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A husband and wife died Sunday night in west Houston while attempting to cross the street in an area police described as dangerous.

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

Police said there are three things that contributed to the fatal crash.

First, the driver of the BMW who hit the couple was speeding. HPD said the car is going 70 miles per hour, which is twice the speed for that stretch of road.

Police said the driver pulled over and was cooperating with the investigation, although he also showed signs of poisoning and could be charged with manslaughter for poisoning.

The other police factor mentioned is that there is no crosswalk.

“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.”

Officials said the couple should not have crossed the street.

On Monday morning, our ABC13 crews 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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