An allegedly drunk driver killed his backseat passenger in a one-car accident about 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Houston police say.
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Miguel Antonio Padilla, 24, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Melissa Arias, 20, in the 6300 block of West 43rd Street.
Police say Padilla "was driving a blue BMW 328i westbound on West 43rd Street at a high rate of speed when he failed to maintain a single lane, jumped a curb, and then struck a concrete pillar under U.S. Highway 290."
Arias was pronounced dead at the scene.