Father, 2 children killed in crash in NE Houston


HOUSTON – A man and two children were killed in a six-car pileup on the Beltway near Bush Airport, police say.

Officials said one of the main issues was a scheduled road closure between Hardy and JFK on the Beltway, and as cars were slowing down, a Ford F-250 pickup truck was going too fast and slammed into a silver Chevrolet Malibu.

Police said five other vehicles were involved in the crash at 10 p.m. Friday, crashing into one another on the main lanes of the freeway.

A father and his daughter and son ranging in age from 4 to 6 years old inside the Malibu had died after being pressed in between two other vehicles, police said.

Several others were taken to area hospitals for injuries, but police said they do not have an exact count. 

Investigators said the driver of the Ford F-250 pickup truck has been cooperating with police. 

Police said none of the drivers showed signs of intoxication and the driver of the pickup truck consented to a blood test.

"The at fault driver has been cooperative so far. Now we're finishing collecting statements from everybody. At this time intoxication does not appear to be a factor," Capt. Megan Howard said.

The stretch of the Beltway at JFK was blocked off overnight and reopened just after 5 a.m.

The scheduled construction from Hardy to JFK reopened at 5 a.m. Monday.

No arrest or charges have been filed.


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