5 things for Houstonians to know for Monday, Oct. 4

Police are investigating after they said a pedestrian was fatally struck on the Westpark Tollway on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (KPRC 2)

Here are things to know for Monday, Oct. 4:

1. HPD: 8-year-old killed after downtown crash involving driver who ran red light

An 8-year-old boy is dead after police say he and his parents were involved in a major crash early Friday morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of St. Joseph Parkway and Chartres Street at 10:35 p.m.

Police say a 25-year-old male driver in a black Dodge Challenger ran a red light at the intersection and struck a silver Honda Civic driving westbound on St. Joseph Parkway. The crash sent the Honda Civic up on a pole with the front side of the vehicle facing upwards.

The 8-year-old boy suffered a skull fracture and was in critical condition at the time of the crash, police say. He was pronounced dead at the hospital Sunday morning.

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2. Investigation underway after fatal crash possibly involving cyclist on Westpark Tollway, police say

Police are investigating after they said a pedestrian was fatally struck on the Westpark Tollway Monday morning. Police said they believe the victim may have been a cyclist.

Officers said it happened around 3:09 a.m. on Westpark Tollway near Synott and east of Eldridge.

KPRC 2′s Brittany Jeffers was at the scene and said a vehicle and a bicycle with a significant amount of damage were towed away.

According to investigators, a portion of the tollway was closed as officers investigated, but it has reopened.

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3. 1 person killed, 3 others injured during fight between neighbors, police say

One person was killed and three others were injured Sunday during a fight between neighbors, authorities said.

At about 4 p.m., officers with the Houston Police Department were dispatched to a mobile home park at 1081 Telephone Road in response to reports of a shooting in progress.

When officers arrived, they located four people suffering gunshot wounds. Paramedics declared one of the individuals, a man in his late 20s, dead at the scene.

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4. Court document reveals details in Ashley Guillory case

Police believe that Ashley Guillory, the 37-year-old woman whose remains were found in Fort Bend County in late September, was tied to a chair and strangled in a southwest Houston motel room.

This and other details were reported in a Sept. 29 charging document issued to initiate criminal charges against Willie Brown, 48 -- the man accused of killing Guillory.

Brown is charged with murder in connection with Guillory’s death. He has a criminal history dating back to 1991. Prior convictions include forgery, prostitution, the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, the possession of a controlled substance, theft and aggravated robbery, records show.

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5. AL batting champion Gurriel helps lift Astros over A’s 7-6

AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel hit a winning RBI single in the ninth inning, and the AL West champion Houston Astros headed to the postseason with a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Gurriel hit .319 and became Houston’s second player to win a batting title after Jose Altuve in 2014, ‘16 and ‘17. Gurriel became the second Cuban-born big league batting champion after Tony Oliva in 1964, ‘65 and 1971.

“It’s something really important,” Gurriel said through a translator. “I think everybody knows it’s a big deal, and it’s tough to win a batting title, so that means a lot. I was fine either way with playing today. … It turned out that I was able to be there in the end, so it all worked out.”

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