HOUSTON, TX – A motorcyclist on U.S. 290 died early Thursday morning after being rear-ended by an alleged drunk driver, according to KTRK.

The accident was reported to authorities around 1:30 a.m. and occurred on the part of U.S. 290 near Gessner Rd. The motorcyclist was rear-ended by a pickup truck. Crews pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene of the accident.

After the collision, the pickup truck fled the area. Police arrested the driver and charged them with DUI and Manslaughter after receiving assistance from a bystander.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the motorcyclist.

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