Alleged Drunk Driver Kills Houston Autistic Boy 1/13/14
January 13, 2014
HOUSTON- Authorities say a 12-year-old autistic boy was killed
instantly when a truck driven by a man who was allegedly drunk hit him as he
rode his bicycle along a high-speed overpass in southwest Houston.
The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1ai4V2e ) reports that Alvester Bowens
had been reported missing after he separated from his father hours earlier
during a bike ride Saturday.
Houston Police Department officer A. Michon said the child was in the middle
of the freeway when he was struck by the Ford F-150 truck driven by Gilberto
Aguirre showed signs of being intoxicated, but police say the crash may have
still been unavoidable.
He has been charged with intoxicated driving, and the Harris County District
Attorney has yet to decide whether to also bring manslaughter charges.