Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 7800 East Freeway

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 7800 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 11:35 a.m. on Monday (April 18).

The suspect, Pablo Isai Frias, 31, is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 184th State District Court.  A booking photo of Frias is attached to this news release.

The identity of the female victim, 30, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D Rodriguez and Officer J. Tran reported:

A tan Chevrolet Tahoe, a Kenworth tractor-trailer truck, a Ford Transit and a Peterbilt tractor-trailer truck were traveling eastbound near the above address.  The Transit stopped due to traffic on the freeway and the Kenworth came to a stop behind it.  The Tahoe was possibly attempting to move to another lane and struck the rear of the trailer attached to the Kenworth.  The Peterbilt then struck the rear of the Tahoe.

The driver of the Tahoe was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the Peterbilt, later identified as Frias, was evaluated and determined to be intoxicated.  He was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged for his role in the crash.

No other persons were injured in the crash.

Pablo Isai Frias

VHS/JFC  4-19-22
Inc. #051027322-T

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