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Suspect in fatal drunken driving collision on Northeast Side identified

September 27, 2018

A drunken driving suspect accused of killing a motorcyclist after running a red light on the Northeast Side on Monday has been identified by police.

Hector Thomas Lopez, 31, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and possession of a controlled substance.

Eric Lee Allen, 53, was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Weidner at about 7 p.m. Monday when he reached the Wurzbach Parkway intersection, according to preliminary information from a police report.

Lopez was driving his BMW SUV east on Wurzbach Parkway when he ran the red light and drove into Allen’s path.

The two crashed and Allen was taken to the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m., police said.

Investigators evaluated Lopez at the scene and determined he was drunk when the collision occurred, officials said. Lopez was arrested that night.

He posted an $85,000 bond and was released Wednesday from the Bexar County Jail, according to county records.

Jacob Beltran is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | | Twitter: @JBfromSA

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