Miguel Almaquer, Bayou Body Count No. 53

A man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after police say he was drunk and crashed his car, killing his passenger.

The victim, Miguel Almaquer, was thrown from the vehicle in the single-car crash in the 6900 block of the East Sam Houston Parkway about 3 a.m. Sunday, HPD says.

Jose Martinez was arrested and charged. Police say he lost control of his car and smashed into a concrete retaining wall.

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