ANGLETON — After more than a year of progress through the 412th District Court, an intoxication manslaughter case closed Thursday with the people closest to it headed in different directions — the perpetrator to prison, while friends and family work to put at least part of the tragedy in the past.

In May 2019, Kendra Walden and her boyfriend were on a motorcycle, stopped at the intersection of East Kyle Road and North Brazosport Boulevard in Clute when Darion Jamual Tolbert — driving a truck — collided with them. The impact of the collision threw Walden from the motorcycle and she died of her injuries at the scene. A Brazoria County grand jury indicted Tolbert, who was already facing a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge from earlier that year, on charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

Wes Wolfe is a reporter for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0152.

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