At 4:25 a.m. on Wednesday, the Houston Police Department took to Twitter to report that a fiery accident had occurred in the westbound lanes of N. Sam Houston Parkway E, Beltway 8, near John F. Kennedy Boulevard. KHOU11 says that a tow truck with a damaged SUV in tow had been moving into the main lanes when it was struck by a blue Chevrolet Tahoe. Sadly, the driver of the Chevrolet was trapped inside his vehicle and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Tahoe has been identified as a 23-year-old male. Although investigators spent several hours at the accident scene working to determine what factors had played a role in causing it to occur, police say it is still unclear what caused the driver to crash.
Multi-Vehicle Accident in Harris County, Texas Results in Two Deaths
Back in April, KHOU 11 also reported on another unfortunate incident that occurred in Texas on the southbound side of the North Freeway that resulted in the death of two female drivers. Sergeant Simon Cheng with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office told the news source that while a red SUV was towing a black trailer during the early morning hours of April 10th, the driver experienced a tire blowout and attempted to exit the freeway. A Mazda sedan that was also traveling southbound crashed into the rear of the trailer which caused the Mazda to turn sideways.
Shortly after, a Chevrolet Silverado approached the stopped Mazda and, in an attempt to avoid crashing into it, the driver swerved out of the way, spun out of control, hit a wall, and came to a rest in the middle lanes of the freeway. Sergeant Cheng says a passenger from the red SUV and the driver of the Mazda exited their vehicles. While outside of their cars, a big rig bearing the name Amazon.com attempted to swerved to the outside shoulder to avoid crashing into the disabled vehicles but missed and struck them as well as the two adults.
Investigators say the two adult females who had gotten out of their cars suffered fatal injuries and were stuck underneath the 18-wheeler at the time of the reporting. Sergeant Cheng also said that two children ages three and one were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Another driver who had stopped to render aid prior to the big rig crashing into the damaged vehicles told police he had to jump 10 feet to the roadway beneath the freeway to avoid being struck by the large truck.
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