Man charged in deadly Katy Freeway crash that killed motorcyclist showed signs of impairment

Jorge Clemente (Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON – A man has been arrested and charged in a fatal crash which led to the death of the driver of a motorcycle on the Katy Freeway Monday.

The Houston Police Department says Jorge Clemente, 21, is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the crash which killed a 34-year-old man.

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The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

According to a witness, a red Dodge Durango was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound near the 10600 block of the westbound lanes of the Katy Freeway in the left emergency lane and weaving from lane to lane.  The Durango then crossed over from the emergency lane and struck a blue Suzuki V-Storm motorcycle, also traveling westbound on the freeway.  The driver was ejected from the motorcycle and then struck by the Durango.

HFD paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the driver of the motorcycle dead.

Clemente was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. HPD said Clemente showed signs of being impaired.

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Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.

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