Police in Houston, Texas, say that a two-car collision early on Saturday morning resulted in six fatalities and two injuries.
The driver of a black Chrysler 300 sedan allegedly ran a red light before striking an SUV at the intersection of Fannin Street and Pierce Street at around two in the morning, according to Megan Howard, the assistant chief of the Houston Police Department, who made the statement in a video uploaded to X.
The driver of the Chrysler crossed a red light and collided with an Acura SUV that was travelling east on Pierce Street while the car was “going very fast at high velocity” south on Fannin Street, according to Howard.
Two of the victims passed away in the hospital after they were admitted, leaving four dead at the site. The driver of the “at-fault” Chrysler is one among the dead victims, according to Howard.
Howard added that there were five men and one woman among the deceased victims. She didn’t say how old they were.
Howard claimed that one of the deceased victims was homeless, though it’s unknown if the homeless person was riding in one of the cars when the terrifying collision occurred.
With potentially fatal injuries, one woman is in serious condition, while another man has been admitted to the hospital.
Internet photos purport to show the SUV toppled beneath a flyover, and the police have blocked off the scene.
Pictures that have been shared online appear to show the SUV crashed beneath a flyover, and the police have blocked off the area.
There was no additional information on the incident provided by the authorities.