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Two Rideshare Passengers Die In Traffic Accident

Two people are dead after a rideshare vehicle was split in two by a driver who blew through a stoplight over the weekend.

KTXS reports that the fatal crash happened late Saturday night, just before midnight in Houston.  Sources say that a Department of Public Safety attempted to pull over a driver who ran a red light near the intersection of Jenson and Tidwell. The suspect vehicle refused to pull over and tried to elude DPS deputies by heading northbound on Jensen. 

The driver of a rideshare vehicle with two passengers in the back seat of his car was attempting to make a turn at the intersection of Parker and Jensen when the suspect vehicle blew through a red light. The force of the impact of the suspect vehicle split the rideshare vehicle in half.  

DPS Commander Kevin Deese told reporters in a statement:

“They [the rideshare vehicle] were not able to navigate that turn in time before the suspect vehicle entered the intersection. Caught them on the back end of the vehicle, pretty much severed the back side of the car in half. Two passengers in that vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The driver of the rideshare vehicle and the man and woman who were in the suspect vehicle were all taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.   

The crash is under investigation by both the Houston Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

No further information has been released at this time.

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