The driver of a Lincoln Town Car who smashed his way into some trees in a median has been charged with intoxicated assault for the death of his passenger.
Police say Adrian Mendoza-Alvarez, 22, was driving northbound in the 3600 block of Briarpark
about 12:50 a.m. May 5 when he veered off the road onto the median and into two trees.
Mendoza-Alvarez suffered only a minor hand injury; his passenger was taken to Ben Taub and pronounced dead from severe head trauma and possible internal injuries.
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The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of his family.