4 men dead in fiery crash after vehicle strikes Uber driver, hits tree near IAH Airport, police say

Houston police are investigating a fiery crash they said left four men dead near IAH Airport in northeast Houston Friday.

HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating a fiery crash they said left four men dead near IAH Airport in northeast Houston Friday.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of Will Clayton Parkway.

Officials with the Houston Fire Department said they responded to reports of a crash and located four men inside a sedan, which was on fire.

Investigators said the men, whose identities have not been released, were traveling in a black Nissan westbound on Will Clayton Parkway when their vehicle sideswiped a gray Acura TLX being driven by an Uber driver in the far right lane, left the roadway and struck a large tree. The Nissan caught on fire and became engulfed in flames, police said.

According to police, one of those men were partially ejected from the vehicle. The people in the sedan were all pronounced dead at the scene, officers said.

The driver of the Acura TLX was not injured in the crash. He was stopped and questioned, and showed no signs of intoxication, police said.

All westbound traffic on Will Clayton was diverted coming in from 59. Drivers were urged to use Lee Road from the beltway or FM 1960, or come in from 45 or John F. Kennedy (off the beltway) until the crash was cleared.


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