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Unidentified Male, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 109

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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.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of his family.

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