Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9100 South Freeway
April 23, 2017 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 9100 South Freeway (State Highway 288 South) about 4:50 p.m. today.
The identities of the three deceased victims - an adult male, an adult female and a juvenile male whose ages are unknown - are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Duplechain and Officer D. Jones reported:
A male (suspect) was driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck at a high rate of speed southbound on Highway 288 in the exit lane to Reed Road when he veered back into the main lanes and struck a yellow Chevrolet Aveo. Three persons inside the Aveo were pronounced dead at the scene, including the male driver, back right female passenger (driver's mother-in-law) and back left passenger (driver's juvenile son). A fourth person inside the Aveo, an adult female (driver's wife) in the front passenger seat, was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive her injuries.
The Dodge truck flipped on its side. None of the three persons inside the truck was injured.
The driver of the truck did not show preliminary visible signs of intoxication, however, he will likely be charged with possession of marijuana. Further charges might be filed, pending further investigation.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.