Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run on North IH-45 That Killed Young Woman
An arrest has been made in the November 5, 2023, fatal crash at 9100 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45).
The crash occurred at 12:45 am. The suspect, Victor Yanes, 31, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid in the 232nd State District Court.
The identity of the deceased female, 20, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
A white Chevrolet Silverado and a white Volkswagen Rabbit were both traveling northbound near the above address. The Chevrolet then struck the rear of the Volkswagen. The driver of the Chevrolet, later identified as Yanes, fled the scene on foot without providing assistance.
Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the rear passenger (victim) deceased. The male driver, 28, and male passenger, 21,and juvenile female passenger, 2, in the Volkswagen were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Yanez was located a short time later and was returned to the scene. He was determined to be impaired and was subsequently charged for his role in the crash.