One Driver Dies In A Wrong-Way Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles
One person is dead after a four-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver on the Katy Freeway on Wednesday. Alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in the accident. Investigators are still awaiting important information to determine the cause of the accident.
ABC 13 in Houston reported on Thursday that the fatal crash happened in the 22000 block of the Katy Freeway in a westbound frontage road between Mason Road and Grand Parkway at approximately 7:50 p.m.
According to a statement issued by a spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, a silver Acura was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it collided with a Kia Sportage SUV. In a chain reaction, the collision caused an Acura TSX and a Toyota Yaris to crash into the Acura and the Kia SUV.
Officials say that the male wrong-way driver of the Acura died at the scene of the crash. The other drivers involved in the accident survived. Authorities have not yet released the victim’s identity pending notification of family members.
At least one of the occupants from Acura TSX was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.
The other passengers did not report any other injuries in connection with the accident.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators are waiting on a toxicology report to determine if the wrong-way driver may have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.