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Man Suspected Of Drunk Driving Kills Wife

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A Texas man has been arrested after being suspected of drunkenly crashing his car into his wife's vehicle, causing her death.

Carl Morrison, 49, was driving down a rural road at the time of the crash, the Daily Mail reported. He was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Carl's wife, Marlena Chan Morrison, 40, was traveling in a separate car, according to preliminary reports from local authorities.

It is unknown why the husband and wife were driving in separate vehicles. It is not clear if they were racing, or if one was chasing the other down the highway before the crash, or some other scenario entirely.

According to reports, Carl, who is an Army veteran, was driving a red pickup truck when he T-boned Marlena's black sedan as she was making a U-turn. It is unknown at this time why Marlena attempting the U-turn.

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Paramedics arrived and pronounced Marlena dead at the scene of the crash.

Carl is now facing intoxication manslaughter charges. He is being held at a local jail on $35,000 bond. He did not suffer any injuries in the crash.

Investigators are now looking into how the crash happened and what may have led up to it.

According to online records, Carl has a criminal history. He was previously arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2014. He was placed on one year of probation after that arrest.

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The crash wasn't the only drunk driving accident to be reported in the same week.

The Chesterfield Police Department took to Facebook on Jan. 29 to share photos of a recent car crash that was caused by drunk driving:

The photos below are being posted to remind all of us that we say 'Don’t Drink and Drive' for a reason. It’s not just a catch phrase without real meaning. It’s not just a reason for Police to harass someone who only had “a couple” at the bar. There are consequences to these actions that go far beyond a DWI on your record.

The passenger of this vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries after the driver lost control. This vehicle also struck an innocent motorist causing significant, but non-life-threatening injuries to that driver. It is suspected alcohol was a major contributing factor to this accident.

Please -- Don’t Drink and Drive!!

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were a total of 10,497 alcohol-related fatalities reported in 2016, the Insurance Information Institute reported. That number accounted for nearly a third of all highway deaths that year. There were 10,230 deaths reported in 2015 related to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sources: Daily Mail, FacebookInsurance Information Institute / Featured Image: James Palinsad/Flickr / Embedded Images: Facebook via Daily Mail, Daily Mail

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