LinkA 59-year-old man died Saturday night after he was found in the back seat of a vehicle parked next to a home in Grand Prairie.
Police were called to the 400 block of Northeast 38th Street about 9 p.m. and found the critically injured Ronnie Monroe Keller lodged in the back seat of a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Keller, who had been riding a bike, had been struck head-on by the vehicle, police said Monday. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Keller's body struck the windshield, went over the top and crashed through the back window before coming to rest partially lodged in the back seat of the car, police said.
Police arrested 27-year-old Vincent Paul Riojas, who was hiding under a parked vehicle in the area.
Riojas, who police believe was intoxicated at the time of the crash, was east on Main Street, near downtown Grand Prairie, when he drifted across the center lane and collided head-on with Keller's bike, investigators said.
Riojas then hid his Cavalier near his Northeast 38th Street home, less than a mile from the crash scene, before fleeing on foot, police said.
Riojas' relatives discovered Keller's body and called police.
Police are waiting on a toxicology report to determine Riojas' blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash.
Riojas was taken to the Grand Prairie Jail and charged with intoxication manslaughter, resisting arrest and failure to stop and render aid. He was also wanted on an unrelated felony warrant.
He remained in the Grand Prairie Jail on a $150,000 bond.