- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a suspected drunken driver has been arrested for allegedly causing a wreck that killed a girl hours after she attended prom.

Harris County jail records show 26-year-old Edin Palacios of Houston was being held without bond Monday on murder and evading arrest charges.

Police say Palacios early Saturday was seen driving in an erratic manner and officers tried to stop him, but his pickup truck ran a red light and hit a car.

A girl in the car died at the scene. Her prom date was driving and he suffered broken bones.

Palacios was treated for minor injuries before being booked into jail Monday.

Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says investigators believe Palacios was driving drunk. Online court records don’t list an attorney for him.


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