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Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after woman dies in Longview wreck

Christopher Darden (Source: Gregg County Jail) Christopher Darden (Source: Gregg County Jail)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

One person has been arrested following a fatal crash in Longview.

Christopher Roman Darden, 46, of Longview, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury following the crash in the 500 block of North Eastman Road.

Longview Police Department said the crash occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday. Police say Darden was driving a 2011 Dodge pickup and traveling north in the outside lane of traffic when he veered into the southbound lanes.

Police say Gloria Guillermo Arrerola was driving south in a 1999 GMC Savana when she and Darden collided head-on.

Arrerola died in the crash. LPD says a passenger in her vehicle, Joselyn Esparza, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Darden was also transported to a hospital for treatment for his injuries. Police say he was determined to be under the influence and was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury.

He has been booked into the Gregg County Jail.

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