HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating a fatal crash in northeast Houston.
The crash happened in the 7000 block of Waxahachie Street at the intersection of Boyles Street around 6 p.m.
Police said a white SUV was driving eastbound on Waxahachie at a high rate of speed.
Assistant Chief Chandra Hatcher with HPD said the SUV hit a power pole then proceeded through the stop sign at the intersection and struck a black four-door vehicle that was going north on Boyles Street.
Hatcher said a man and woman died at the scene. A juvenile was also transported to the hospital and is expected to be OK.
The suspect driver was detained and taken to the hospital after complaining of pain. Hatcher said he showed signs of impairment.
“What we do believe is that he has been drinking, we don’t know where, we don’t know how many, but we are following up on that at this point,” Hatcher said. “I do want to remind the public, there’s all kinds of ride shares for anyone who is an adult and wants to engage in adult beverages. Please drink responsibly and take the appropriate precautions so that this incident is not repeated and we are not traumatizing our kids.”
The neighborhood dealt with a power outage because of the snapped pole on Wednesday night.