HOUSTON (FOX 26)
All across State Highway 249 near Hollister, you could see evidence of what took place. The Harris County Sheriff's Office got a call about a major crash at around 12:20 p.m. on Christmas Day.
"Two vehicles, two Mustangs, were traveling at a high rate of speed coming southbound from the Beltway at 249, one vehicle was exiting one of the stores trying to make some purchases and as he entered the roadway, he was t-boned and struck at high impact," says Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
The driver of the dark SUV died at the scene, as well as the driver of the dark Mustang that hit that vehicle. Two other people that were inside a gold colored car were also injured, one was taken by Life Flight medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center. Both of them are in serious condition but are expected to survive.
Past the caution tape, onlookers stopped to see what had happened.
"It's Christmas Day, I guess they were trying to go with their families and stuff and this happened. It's horrible to see this, you know my prayers to all of them this Christmas Day," says Stephanie Gonzalez.
"It's very sad and I really feel bad for their family members on Christmas time, This is not a good thing," says Jose Alvarran. He lives nearby and says he considers this a very dangerous area. He says, "the highway of death because these things happen here all the time".
Sheriff Gonzalez says his thoughts are with those affected and urges everyone to think twice before driving recklessly. "We always want to remind, please, be safe it's not responsible to be car racing especially on a public roadway," says Sheriff Gonzalez.
The Sheriff says these drivers could have been going up to 90 mph. The incident will be referred to the District Attorney to determine the charges.