Suspect in Highway 288 crash that killed 3 faces marijuana charge

HOUSTON – Three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that shut down three lanes on southbound State Highway 288 at Bellfort Boulevard Sunday afternoon, Houston TranStar confirmed.

The incident was reported at 4:50 p.m. at 9100 South Freeway.

Police said a man, identified as Larry James Williams, 37, driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck at a high rate of speed in the exit lane to Reed Road had drove into the main lanes and struck a yellow Chevrolet Aveo. The impact caused the Dodge to flip on its side.

Police said the man who was driving the Aveo was killed along with his mother-in-law and child, 2-year-old Sebastian.They were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police said the fourth passenger in the Aveo was the driver's wife, who was taken to a hospital. Police said she is expected to survive her injuries.

The three passengers inside the Dodge were not injured.

Police said Williams did not show signs of intoxication, but was charged with possession of marijuana.

The incident is under investigation.