Motorcycle passenger killed by suspected drunken driver identified

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator, Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - A motorcyclist's passenger who was killed by a suspected drunken driver Friday was identified by the Bexar County medical examiner Saturday.

Jennifer Hamilton, 46, was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle when police said 22-year-old Andres Arredondo hit them with his Ford Ranger pickup.

Hamilton died at the scene and the man driving the motorcycle was taken to University Hospital in serious condition.

Arredondo was charged with one count of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

The accident occurred at approximately 3:40 a.m. near Interstate 10 and La Cantera, according to officials.

Arredondo crashed into the motorcycle and dragged it 40 to 50 yards before coming to a stop.

An investigation is ongoing.

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