Houston man sentenced to 30 years in fatal crash during police chase that killed 19-year-old passenger, authorities say
A Houston man who ran a red light while fleeing police and caused a crash that killed his 19-year-old passenger was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Monday.
$1.5M bond: Charges upgraded for suspected drunken driver in major crash that killed 2 teens in Galveston, police say
The Galveston Police Department announced Tuesday that charges have been upgraded for a suspected drunken driver involved in a major crash that left two teens dead and three others injured on Sept. 2.
Pedrie Wannenburg: This is what we know about the former South African rugby player killed in major crash in NW Harris County
Pedrie Wannenburg, a former South African rugby standout, died Friday afternoon in a major car crash involving a teen driver fleeing from Harris County Sheriff’s deputies. He was 41.
Help for 5 young children after mother killed in Christmas Day crash in SW Houston
HOUSTON – A Go Fund Me page has been set up for five young children who lost their mother in a car accident on Christmas Day. The mother, Altonette Davis, was involved in an accident off US 90 and Stella Link in southwest Houston. And now, Davis’ family is stepping up to take care of her five children. “We’re just trying our very best to help take their minds off of everything, but they miss their mom. They want their mom.”The Go Fund Me page will help keep the children together with their aunt.
All lanes on US-290 at Beltway back open after fatal crash
HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating a deadly multi-vehicle crash involving a Precinct 4 deputy constable in northwest Houston Monday. Officers said the accident happened around 2 a.m. at 13400 Northwest Freeway when two vehicles collided on the freeway. Investigators said both vehicles spun out of control, then a third vehicle hit one of the spinning cars, which caused the spinning car to hit a guard rail. Investigators said the man went flying and a Precinct 4 deputy constable accidentally crashed into him in the road. It is unclear if the man was killed in the initial crash, the impact of landing in the road or the impact with the deputy.
Children of man killed in crash involving HPD patrol unit to file wrongful death lawsuit
HOUSTON – The family of a man who was killed Saturday after a Houston Police Department patrol vehicle crashed into his car announced Tuesday they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the department. At that same moment, the video shows an HPD SUV westbound on Ley Road, the two officers inside responding to a weapon disturbance call. The impact from the patrol vehicle sent Cooper’s car across the street into the gas station parking lot. READ: Driver killed, 2 HPD officers injured in crash in northeast HoustonHe died at Memorial Hermann hospital Saturday afternoon. He was very instrumental in the care of my children, my children could have been in that car,” said Cooper’s daughter, Dr. Brandi Cooper-Lewis.
Driver killed, 2 HPD officers injured in crash in northeast Houston
HOUSTON – Two Houston Police officers were involved in a fatal crash Saturday that killed a 71-year-old man, according to officials. The collision occurred at the intersection of Ley Road and Darien Street in northeast Houston at 3:35 p.m.“It is unfortunate and tragic that the citizen, the other motorist, did not survive the crash,” said Assistant Chief Ben Tien, from HPD patrol Region 1. The two officers were driving westbound on Ley Road en route to a weapon disturbance call when the collision occurred. Witnesses told KPRC 2 the patrol vehicle did not have lights or sirens on at the time of the crash. “HPD is going to hold the file for some period of time longer than normal because of the fatality involved.
At least 1 person dead after Sam Houston Parkway crash involving 18-wheeler, authorities say
HOUSTON – At least 1 person is dead after a crash involving an 18-wheeler and three other vehicles on the Sam Houston Parkway between Wallisville and Woodforest roads, authorities say. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says major traffic delays are expected in the area.
Drone falls on police car at scene of fatal crash in SE Houston, officers say
HOUSTON – A drone fell on a police car as officers were investigating a fatal crash in southeast Houston. Officers said they were on the scene of a crash on Sunday at around 7:46 p.m. when the incident happened. In the first wreck, police said a motorcyclist was killed after he and a driver crashed into each other on MLK Boulevard and Rapido Road. Detectives were working to determine who was at fault when police said a drone then fell out of the sky and damaged a patrol car. Officers said no one else was hurt and the drone was not involved in the first crash.
Woman hit by 2 vehicles, killed after jumping barrier in SE Houston: HPD
HOUSTON – A woman was hit by two vehicles while jumping a barrier in southeast Houston Monday, police said. Officers said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. between Scarsdale and the Beltway on Gulf Freeway when a woman jumped the barrier and crossed the main lanes heading west. Police said the woman was hit by two vehicles and died at the scene. According to officers, they are currently unsure of what made the woman jump the barrier.
2 killed after vehicle slams into small transit bus in Channelview, sheriff says
HOUSTON – Two people were killed and another was critically injured in a crash involving a small transit bus Thursday in Channelview, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. The fatal crash was reported just before noon at 977 Sheldon Road. Gonzalez said the driver of a vehicle may have lost control and spun out in front of the bus before the crash happened. He said the driver and passenger of that vehicle were killed. Gonzalez said a rear passenger of the vehicle was flown to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
3-year-old boy and woman killed in crash in northeast Houston
HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating a deadly crash that left two people dead, including a three-year-old boy. According to investigators, witnesses said a Buick Park Avenue ran a red light on Lee Road and was struck by a tractor-trailer driving on North Sam Houston Parkway East service road. The Buick then struck a truck and another car parked in front of a gas station. The driver of the Buick was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. Two passengers, a 25-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy, were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. The Houston Police Department did not say what the relationship was between the victims.
Man killed in motorcycle crash in southeast Houston, police say
Published: May 18, 2020, 7:29 am Updated: May 18, 2020, 7:58 amHOUSTON – Houston police said they are investigating a crash that left a motorcyclist dead in southeast Houston Monday. Police said they received the call at around 3:44 a.m. about an accident in the 10700 block of Fuqua. According to officers, the man appeared to have hit something in the road and crashed into a tree. Police said they are unsure if speed or alcohol was a factor in the crash. No other vehicles were involved and the lanes are currently shut down, officers said.
Man dead after crashing into back of vehicle in SW Harris County; another man injured, deputies say
HOUSTON – Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a vehicle crash they said left one man dead and another man injured in southwest Harris County Monday morning. Deputies said the incident happened at around 1:35 a.m. in the 7500 block of State Highway 6 and Empanada. When deputies arrived at the scene, they said they found one driver, who has been identified as Norberto Mejia, dead in the two-vehicle accident. Deputies said that is when the driver of a white Nissan Altima rear-ended the SUV at a high rate of speed. The SUV ended up in a parking lot further south on Highway 6 due to the impact of the crash, deputies said.
Driver leaving bar dies after striking fire hydrant, fence, sheriff says
When they arrived at the scene, deputies located a single sedan, Gonzalez said. According to deputies, it appears the sedan left the roadway, striking a fire hydrant and then a fence before flipping and landing near the complex. Family members first thought Mize had once again been arrested for DWI, only to find it was his crash. Residents reported hearing a speeding vehicle before the crash, Gonzalez said. When asked if the woman was involved in the crash, Gonzalez said they are unsure but still investigating the crash.
Police identify 4 men killed in head-on collision on Highway 146 in Dayton
DAYTON, Texas – Four people were killed in a head-on collision Monday morning along Highway 146 in Liberty County, officials said. Dayton police said a man identified as Blaine Springer, 25, was driving southbound in a Chevrolet Silverado and veered out of his lane and hit a Ford F-250 head-on. Police identified the men in the Ford as Ricardo Martinez, 41, Alfredo Cueller Jr, 40 and 27-year old David Cortes. Alfredo Cuellar (L) was killed along with three other in a crash in Dayton on Feb. 17, 2020. Martinez’s family members told KPRC 2 that Martinez and Cortes were distant relatives and on their way to work when they were killed.
Well-known Houston gospel singer among 2 killed in crash caused by lost load of cement
HUMBLE, Texas – Two people have died in a crash after a load of wet cement dropped from a nearby company’s truck in Humble Friday, Harris County deputies said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the crash happened in the 15700 block of Old Humble Road at around 5:30 a.m. when a cement truck’s load of wet cement spilled on the roadway. Earl is a well-known gospel singer in the Houston area. Gonzalez said it appears the portion of the truck holding the cement was turning the wrong way while the driver was turning the corner. The driver of the cement truck stopped to render aid and has been cooperative with deputies throughout the investigation, Gonzalez said.
3 killed in overnight traffic incidents across greater Houston area
HOUSTON – Three people are dead after they were involved in separate traffic incidents across the greater Houston area. Deputies said the person came out of the woods in the area and tried to cross 1960 when he was hit by the first vehicle. Shortly after being hit by the first vehicle, the person was hit by at least one other vehicle. Man killed in sing-car crash in Needville on Feb. 11, 2020 (KPRC 2)Needville fatal crashHours later, a man died after he crashed into a tree in Fort Bend County. It is unknown if rain was a factor, but it had been raining in the area earlier in the night.
Family honors memory of daughter who died in head-on crash Monday, demanding justice for her death
Pasadena – Destani Oliver, 18, was getting ready for her graduation in May. “She was just coming home from school less than two miles from the house and now she is gone,” said Destani’s mother, Charrise Oliver . Charrise says her daughter was driving on Allen Genoa near Crenshaw when a driver heading the other way suddenly veered off and hit Destani’s car head on. Destani’s father, Isaac Oliver, says he was in utter disbelief when he pulled up to the crash scene. Her family says they don't know whether the driver suffered a medical emergency or was possibly under the influence, but they say they want justice.