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Four people were killed when this SUV slammed into their car in southwest Houston

(HOUSTON) — Four people, ranging in age from 60s to 80s, were killed in a southwest Houston crash, and police said a suspected drunken driver is to blame.

It happened around 10 p.m. Sunday on Synott at Beechnut.

The victims were in a Honda Civic on Synott when a Champion Towncar SUV reportedly ran a red light at Beechnut and T-boned them.

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zeghergis%2c million 02741790Houston police said 31-year-old Million Zeghergis was intoxicated behind the wheel of the SUV. According to police, he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver and all three backseat passengers inside the car were killed. A front-seat passenger was hospitalized and is expected to survive.

According to police, the victims were returning home from a graduation party when the car was struck. Police identified three of the victims as Devendraprasad Patel, Ansuyaben Patel and Kokila Pate.

Zeghergis is charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter.

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