HOUSTON – Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a crash that left three people dead and one person hospitalized in northeast Harris County Friday morning, they said.
Deputies said the crash happened around 2:05 a.m. in the 12700 block of Aqueduct Road near N. Lake Houston Pkwy.
According to deputies, four Hispanic men in their 20s were traveling in a white Honda Civic at a high rate of speed when they ran through a stop sign and then crashed into a tree.
Deputies said the driver and front-seat passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. One of the back-seat passengers died on the way to the hospital via Life Flight, while the other is in critical condition, deputies said.
“Our condolences go out to the families, a large loss of life losing three young individuals, no matter the circumstances is always sad to see,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “This was preventable. They have to slow down. There is a stop sign here for a reason, and just have to be careful. Obviously, we will have to see if there are any contributing factors."