HOUSTON, TX — Mother’s Day weekend turned out to be dealt on the streets of Houston, with five reported crashes that had fatalities. The first was Friday night (May 11) on Southwest Freeway and the fifth deadly crash was Sunday morning (May 13). Here are the five crashes resulting in deaths.
Friday, 11:35 p.m.
8800 SW Freeway (U.S. 59 South)
A 33-year-old man was a passenger in a white Nissan Altima traveling inbound (northbound) on the freeway. For unknown reasons, the driver stated the man exited the vehicle as it was in motion and was then killed when struck by several vehicles. The female driver of the Nissan was not injured.
She stated she tried to stop the victim from exiting the vehicle. No charges have been filed at this time as the investigation is continuing. The man’s identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Saturday, 9:35 a.m.
4300 West Airport Boulevard
A man was driving a burgundy Ford F-150 pickup truck eastbound on Airport Blvd. when he failed to maintain a single lane, left the roadway and struck a curb. The impact caused the truck to spin and roll over, dislodging steel and concrete barriers in an esplanade. The truck then caught fire.
Witnesses arrived and assisted in pulling the victim from the burning truck. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. No other persons or vehicles were involved in the crash. The investigation is continuing.
Saturday, 9:35 p.m.
13500 Hooper Road
A 31-year-old man was driving a black Dodge Charger northbound on Hooper Road when he failed to drive in a single lane and crashed into a ditch.
The impact caused the driver to be ejected from the vehicle. Paramedics arrived and took him to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the man is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
No other persons or vehicles were involved in the crash. The investigation is continuing.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Witnesses stated the driver of a blue Hyundai Sonata was traveling westbound on Congress when she changed lanes and then ran the red light at a high rate of speed. The vehicle left the roadway, drove up onto a curb and struck a pedestrian, a 26-year-old man.
The car continued on and struck a building. Paramedics took the victim to St. Joseph Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The driver sustained two broken ankles and was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital. The identity of the man is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
No charges have been filed at this time as the investigation is continuing.
Sunday, 11:35 a.m.
2400 Berry Road
The identity of the male victim, 25, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S. Linscomb and Officer D. Jones reported:A 26-year-old man was operating a black Yamaha R6 motorcycle eastbound on Berry Road when he failed to stay in a single lane, lost control of the motorcycle and crossed a ditch on the south side of the street.
The impact ejected the man from the motorcycle. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The identity of the man is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The investigation is continuing.
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