Five-vehicle accident leaves one driver dead, one injured
One driver was killed and another injured in a Feb. 1 accident that involved five vehicles in the 10300 block of the Northwest Freeway (East U.S. Highway 290), according to a news release from Houston police.
The 44-year-old man driver of a Ford Taurus was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was withheld, pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The driver of the second of two Dodge pickup trucks involved in the crash was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Vehicular Crimes Division Sgt. R. Gonzales and Officer C. Lofland reported the Taurus was eastbound on the Northwest Freeway at a high rate of speed, attempting to change lanes, when it struck the front left corner of the first Dodge pickup, causing the driver of Taurus to lose control of the vehicle. The Taurus slid across the freeway and struck the second Dodge pickup, which had stopped for traffic. The impact of that collision caused the truck to strike the rear of a Toyota Tondra pickup truck and debris from the second collision hit a white Nissan Juke.
The news release states the investigation is continuing.