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2 charged after woman killed, man injured in crash on Beltway 8, authorities say

Chelsey Renee Dennis and Tacuma Lee Fears
Chelsey Renee Dennis and Tacuma Lee Fears (Harris County Pct. 5)

HOUSTON – Two people have been charged in a fatal crash that left a woman dead and man in the hospital, according to authorities.

Chelsey Renee Dennis, 33, was charged with her second DWI and Tacuma Lee Fears, 43, was charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon and DWI, authorities said.

The crash occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday on the West Sam Houston Parkway near Bellaire Boulevard in Southwest Houston.

All northbound lanes were shut down for two hours.

Harris County Precinct 5 Constables' spokesman Jeff McShan said a black Cadillac stalled in a moving lane of traffic on the northbound side.

A white car came over the hill and slammed into the back of the Cadillac, ejecting a woman that was in the stalled car, authorities said. The woman died at the scene, officials said.

The male driver was transported to the hospital in stable condition, said McShan.

A pickup truck then rammed into the two wrecked cars, he said.