HOUSTON – Three people were killed and two others were injured in a major crash believed to involve speed and alcohol in northwest Houston.
The two-vehicle crash occurred near the intersection of FM 529, also known as Spencer Road, and Fairview Street, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
“Within the next day, I anticipate us filing three intoxication manslaughter charges against the driver of that silver Honda and one intoxication assault for the driver of the truck,” said Sean Teare the Chief of Harris County District Attorney’s office vehicular crimes division.
Teare said a fourth Intoxication manslaughter charge could be added if the driver of the pick-up does not survive.
Traffic Investigators are on the scene of a major crash at 12239 FM 529 at Fairview. Three people have been confirmed deceased and 2 have been hospitalized. Please avoid the intersection. #hounews pic.twitter.com/xGgt3Uc66M— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) October 25, 2020
Investigators said a silver Honda Accord carrying four people was traveling westbound on FM 529 when it struck an eastbound black Ford F-150 turning into a gas station.
“We had an individual who was simply trying to turn into a gas station and we have another car, which we believe was traveling at a high rate of speed crashes into him. (He) kills three people in his own car and is going to potentially kill the driver of that truck," Teare said.
Investigators later discovered the driver of the Honda was intoxicated, according to Teare,
On impact, the truck driver and the vehicle’s lone occupant were ejected from his vehicle.
The three passengers in the Honda were pronounced dead at the scene. While the drivers survived the crash and were transported to an area hospital.
The truck driver was in critical condition at last check. The Honda’s driver’s is in serious condition.
Authorities have not yet released the identities of the three victims.