Investigation into Fatal Crash at 11400 Southwest Freeway
September 13, 2021 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that killed two persons at 11400 Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) that occurred about 5:20 a.m. on Sunday (September 12).
The identities of the victims are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer J. Wu reported:
A wrong-way driver was driving a Chrysler 300 northbound in the southbound lanes near the above address. A tractor-trailer truck was traveling in the southbound lanes and both it and the Chrysler veered into the same lane. The Chrysler struck the 18-wheeler head on and both vehicles burst into flames. The 18-wheeler then left the roadway, went over the freeway guardrail and partially separated from the trailer, which landed on the service road.
The drivers of the 18-wheeler and the Chrysler were both pronounced deceased at the scene.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.