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Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter in Rollover Accident Death
A 22-year-old man is now charged with intoxication manslaughter and another man is charged with deadly conduct for the same accident in which another man was killed.
Charles Edwin Hill is the one charged with intoxication manslaughter in the Jan. 6 death of Joseph Anthony Sousa, while 31-year-old Craig David Boyd is charged with deadly conduct.
DPS troopers say Hill and Boyd were in separate Chevy pickups when they both pulled up to a stop light near Memorial Stadium.
Investigators say a backseat passenger in Hill's truck was cursing and making obscene hand gestures at Boyd, before throwing a large soda-filled cup at his truck.
Troopers say Boyd then followed Hill with the two trucks reaching dangerous speeds before Hill's truck ran off the road on Old Iowa Park Rd, hit a power pole, and rolled onto an open field.
Sousa was in the passenger seat in Hill's truck and was partially ejected.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A third person riding in the backseat was not injured.
Troopers say none of the three was wearing a seat belt.
They also say a blood alcohol content test on Hill showed he had a BAC of 0.135, about two-and-a-half times the legal limit in Texas.
Boyd was arrested because troopers say he showed no signs of stopping the reckless chase and placed everyone involved in imminent danger.