Houston Police closed all southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway near Webster, Texas Tuesday morning for an investigation into a double fatality.  The Gulf Freeway was closed at El Dorado, only reopening after noon.

Police were investigating a fatal Houston drunk-driving crash that occurred on Monday afternoon in the 18900 block of the southbound Gulf Freeway near Bay Area Boulevard.  Houston Police charged 28-year-old Michael Petty with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Investigators say Petty was speeding in his black Toyota Tacoma, weaving in and out of traffic when he rear-ended a gold pickup truck.  The truck was sent into a roll, killing both the driver and passenger.

The victims’ identities have not been released, but police told the media that the driver was 55 years old and the passenger was 67 years old.

The drunk driver, Michael Gregory Petty, was not injured.

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