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Suspected drunk driver dies after crash with Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy in NW Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been released from hospital after being struck by a suspected drunk driver who died after the crash.

According to the sheriff’s office, a 44-year-old man driving a southbound Nissan Altima at 12399 Jones Road made an unprotected left turn from a flashing yellow signal in front of the deputy.

The deputy was driving north on Jones Road when the two crashed, almost head-on. The deputy’s patrol unit then hit a utility pole.

The driver of the Nissan went into cardiac arrest at the scene, but first responders performed CPR and were able to bring him back.

The driver was taken to hospital in critical condition.

In a Twitter update, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the man died in hospital.

“Our condolences go out to his family,” the sheriff said.

The MP was also taken to hospital but has since been released.

Gonzalez said the driver who died was suspected of being intoxicated.

The accident is under investigation.

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