HPD: 2 people killed in high-speed crash on East Freeway, driver detained

Two people died in a high-speed crash on the East Freeway, Houston Police said.
Two people died in a high-speed crash on the East Freeway, Houston Police said.

HOUSTON – Two people died in a high-speed crash on the East Freeway, Houston Police said.

According to preliminary reports, at around 2 a.m. Sunday, an HPD officer traveling eastbound on the East freeway near Normandy observed a Dodge Challenger pass him in the fast lane at a high rate of speed. The officer activated his lights in an attempt to catch up to the Challenger.

Shortly after, the officer observed the Challenger crash into multiple vehicles. One vehicle subsequently caught fire. Two passengers in that vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims have been identified as Aijulan Lee, 21 and Jacquelynn Lee, 26.

Aijulan Lee, 21 and Jacquelynn Lee, 26 (KPRC 2)

Altogether, four people were transported from the scene.

Police detained the driver in the Dodge Challenger.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Multiple lanes of the East Freeway near Normandy were closed due to the crash.


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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.