HOUSTON, TX – A horrific two-vehicle collision in the early hours of Saturday morning in Houston, Texas resulted in the tragic loss of six lives, with two more individuals severely injured, as confirmed by local law enforcement.
The fatal accident occurred around 2 a.m. at the crossing of Fannin Street and Pierce Street. The driver of a black Chrysler 300 sedan is said to have disregarded a red traffic signal, subsequently colliding with an SUV at a high speed. The assistant chief of the Houston Police Department, Megan Howard, provided these details in a video statement.
According to Howard, the Chrysler was speeding southward on Fannin Street when it ran the red light and crashed into a black Acura SUV moving eastward on Pierce Street. The impact was so severe that it resulted in the immediate death of four individuals at the scene, with two more succumbing to their injuries at the hospital later. Among the deceased was the driver of the Chrysler, identified as the one at fault.
The victims comprised five males and one female. Howard did not disclose their ages but did mention that one of the deceased was homeless. It remains uncertain whether this individual was a passenger in one of the vehicles at the time of the crash.
In addition to the fatalities, a woman is currently in critical condition with life-threatening injuries and another male victim has been hospitalized. Images shared online depict the SUV flipped over beneath an overpass with the surrounding area cordoned off by the police. No additional details about the incident have been released by the authorities.