Drunken driving, street racing may be cause of 3-vehicle crash in SW Harris County, deputies say

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputies are looking for a driver and passenger involved in a three-vehicle wreck early Friday morning in southwest Harris County.

Deputies suspect drunken driving and believe two of the cars may have been racing just before the crash.

According to investigators, a Dodge Charger and a Ford Mustang were speeding around midnight along Almeda when they hit a center median. The Charger then hit a pickup truck, causing it to spin and catch fire.

The two people in the truck were not hurt.

When the Charger stopped, a man and woman got out, took the license plates off and ran, deputies said.

The Mustang crashed into a traffic pole, ripping it in half. A man and woman inside got out and ran, investigators said. Deputies later found them at their house.

They believe the driver of the Mustang may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.

The investigation into the wreck is ongoing.

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