BREAKING: Two students in hospital after suspected drunken driving incident near Bayou Oaks
Two students were taken to a hospital late Thursday night after they were hit by a suspected drunken driver outside of Bayou Oaks on Calhoun Road at North MacGregor Way, according to the Houston Police Department.
A student speeding in a white pickup truck hit the two students after veering into the opposite lane to get ahead of a car. KHOU reported the truck clipped the car and then struck the students walking nearby.
The students have been identified as Mark Tartaglio and Corina Burnett. Tartaglio is listed in extremely critical condition. Burnett is in serious, but stable condition. Both are at Memorial Hermann.
The couple was returning from a sorority date-night party before the accident.
Police identified the driver as 23-year-old Marshall Schoen. Schoen, also a UH student according to the Campus Directory, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. His bail is set at $30,000.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the students. Within an hour, over $1,000 has already been donated.