Luis Gaspar has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after authorities say he failed a field sobriety test.
The three-vehicle crash that Gaspar was involved in happened at the intersection of the I-45 feeder and Airline in north Houston around 2:30 a.m. Monday.
Police tell Eyewitness News it all started when Gaspar and the driver of a Chrysler had an argument at a club, which then escalated into road rage.
"It appears from what we heard earlier on that they possibly were engaging in a type of road rage, maybe hitting each other, racing and they drove off from the club," said Dionne Griffiths with the Houston Police Department.
The Chrysler driver ended up going westbound on Airline and ran a red light. That's when a van carrying four men headed to work at a construction site slammed into the car.
Authorities say the workers' van, which was on the service road, had the right-of-way as it prepared to make a left turn.
Another van driven by Gaspar had been following the Chrysler and then hit the workers' van, officials say. A front passenger in the workers' van died.
Six people were taken to the hospital.
The driver of the workers' van suffered minor injuries. Another person had possible injuries to his liver.
Investigators have not said yet if the driver of the Chrysler was intoxicated.
The crash shut down the intersection for hours but has since reopened.