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CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A Harris County Sheriff’s Office sergeant was killed early Sunday morning when his vehicle was hit by a suspected drunk driver in north Houston.

According to reports, the accident happened around 3 a.m. on North Shepherd near West Little York. Officials state that the sergeant, a 16-year veteran, had just finished a shift and was driving home when he was fatally struck.

The official pulled into an intersection when his vehicle was struck on his driver’s side. He was T-boned by a GMC truck that was going at a high rate of speed and that also reportedly ran the red light. The sergeant was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sergeant was not identified at the time of this report, but the man who allegedly killed him was identified as 22-year-old Andres Munos.

Munos reportedly suffered only minor injuries  and was formerly charged with intoxication manslaughter in the accident. He was being held in jail and is expected to appear in court Monday.

Court records indicate Munos was previously charged with DWI in June 2012 and was also charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon. No other information was released at the time of this report.

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