Man dead, woman hospitalized after Galveston Causeway crash, police say

Crash involving 2 vehicles happened in outbound lanes

By Troy Blevins - Graham Media Group

GALVESTON, Texas - A man is dead and a woman was hospitalized after a crash on the Galveston Causeway, according to the Galveston Police Department.

Police received multiple calls around 2:45 a.m. Friday about a major accident involving two vehicles that happened in the outbound lanes of the causeway.

Police said officers observed a red Toyota Corolla and a gray Honda Element with severe front-end damage, generally indicative of a head-on collision.

The driver and only person in the Toyota Corolla, identified by police as a 21-year-old Houston man, was trapped inside the vehicle with severe, life-threatening injuries, police said.

Personnel with the Galveston Fire Department arrived and extracted the man from the Toyota. Police said he was then taken by Galveston emergency medical services to the John Sealy Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Police said the driver and only person in the Honda Element, identified by police as a 34-year-old Alvin woman, was also partially trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by Galveston Fire Department personnel.

The woman was taken to the John Sealy Emergency Room with severe injuries and is still in critical condition, police said.

The cause of the crash is still being determined. Anyone with information is asked to call the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702 or Galveston Crime Stoppers at 409-763-8477.

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