POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 5800 Fairdale Lane

October 4, 2021 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 5800 Fairdale Lane about 10:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 1).

The suspect, Ahmedal Tayeb Elnouman Modawi (b/m, 17), is charged with three counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle in the 230th State District Court.  A booking photo of Modawi, who remains hospitalized, is not available at this time.

The identities of the three deceased male victims - 18, 22 and 23 years of age - are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer J. Hill reported:

An HPD sergeant observed a white Infiniti G37 engaging in reckless driving in a parking lot and activated his patrol vehicle's emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop.  Modawi, the driver of the Infiniti, evaded and drove at a high rate of speed on Fairdale Lane where he struck three pedestrians.  The Infiniti then flipped and struck a fixed object.

Paramedics pronounced the three pedestrians deceased at the scene.  Modawi and his male passenger each sustained a broken leg and were transported to an area hospital in stable condition. 

It was determined Modawi was not intoxicated.  He was taken into custody and subsequently charged in the crash.

JFC/VHS/JKS 10-4-21
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