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Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after crash with victim riding scooter in Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man riding a scooter died in a crash in Galveston, and the driver who police said hit him is charged with intoxication manslaughter.
The crash happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 53rd Street and Avenue U.
Galveston police said the driver of a Nissan Altima ran a stop sign and crashed into the scooter.
The 46-year-old man on the scooter, identified as John David Bell, was ejected and landed on the windshield of a truck, police said.
Bell was taken to UTMB Health at Galveston, where he later died.
His scooter was found 50 feet away from the crash site, police said.
The 88-year-old driver of the pickup truck was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Nissan Altima, 35-year-old Yordany Ferrer, was arrested. He was charged with intoxication manslaughter with a recommended bond of $250,000.