2-year-old, wrong-way driver killed in fiery crash on Houston freeway, 4 others seriously injured
HOUSTON - A driver heading in the wrong direction has died overnight Sunday after hitting another car with a family of five including a 2-year-old inside, who tragically passed away as well.
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According to the Houston Police Department, an unidentified woman was driving in the wrong direction when she came across the family going northbound on 59 Eastex at North Loop around 3 a.m. Investigators say she crashed head-on into the family's vehicle, causing hers to catch fire.
The family of five (including the mother, 30, father, 35, and their children, 2, 4, and 9-years-old) was rushed to nearby trauma centers, where officers say the youngest child succumbed to their injuries.
All northbound traffic was diverted to 610 as a result of the crash but none of the victims have been identified, as of this writing.