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Fatal crash at FM 1960 and Cypresswood

A fatal accident happened on FM 1960 at Cypresswood around 1:40 p.m. last night. A woman driving a white delivery van with Viking Delivery on the side crashed into the rear of a red Dodge Ram pickup truck that was stopped in the roadway of FM 1960 for reasons not yet known. The front of the van sustained major damage and the woman driving was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Two killed in four car accident at Beltway 8 and Antoine

Two people were killed and several others injured in a four vehicle accident at the intersection of Beltway 8 feeder and Antoine. According to media accounts of the accident, it started when a 17-year old driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck ran through a red light, colliding with an SUV occupied by a family of four. A 34-year old woman and a 15-year old boy in the SUV lost their lives; the father, driving the SUV, and a daughter, riding in the rear seat, were transported to hospital.

After it was struck by the pickup truck the SUV rolled onto two other vehicles causing additional injuries to those occupants.

An article that recently appeared on the Houston Chronicle’s web site states that Houston leads the entire nation in red light runner fatal accidents. T-bone type crashes have perhaps greater potential to cause serious injury or death than any other type of motor vehicle collision because of the proximity of the point of impact to the occupants of the vehicle.

Running a red light to try and get where you are going a few minutes sooner is simply not worth the risk and, as in his tragic case, endangers the lives of other innocent drivers.

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The victim’s SUV and the Dodge Ram that ran the red light

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The victims’ Tahoe where it came to rest

Fatal car accident on North 610 Loop at Ella Boulevard

A major two car accident resulting in a vehicle fire has left at least one person dead. The crash happened early this morning on the North 610 Loop eastbound at Ella Boulevard at around 2:20 a.m. A man apparently pulled over his Chrysler 200 sedan between the TC Jester entrance ramp and the main lanes of 610. The Chrysler driver exited his vehicle, and another vehicle struck both the man and his car. The man was killed and his vehicle caught fire.

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The wrecked Chrysler 200

HCSO deputy killed in head on car accident on East Wallisville Road

A deputy who is an 11-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and a single father to a 10-year old son was killed in a head on crash early this morning, and the driver who caused the accident may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol. The deputy was on his way to do a welfare check and was heading eastbound on East Wallisville Road in Highlands. A Ford Explorer SUV coming from the opposite direction crossed the center line and struck the deputy’s patrol car head-on, sending it spinning into a drainage ditch. Rescue crews cut the deputy from the wrecked car and he was taken by life flight helicopter to the hospital, but was pronounced dead. The woman driving the vehicle was taken by ground ambulance. The deputy’s name has not yet been released.

UPDATE: the deceased Deputy has been identified as Jesse Valdez. The driver of the Ford Explorer has been identified as Kelly Ivey you can view her Facebook page here. Apparently Ivey was paroled from prison only a few weeks ago where she was serving time for a possession of methamphetamine charge.

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Deputy Jesse Valdez, HCSO and Kelly Ivey

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Kelly Ivey apparently announcing her recent release from jail

Drunk 18 wheeler driver causes fatal accident on Beechnut Street in Houston

Police say a drunken 18-wheeler driver is responsible for a fatal accident just before 11:00 p.m. Sunday night. Police say the big rig was heading westbound on Beechnut Street and made a left turn onto Cook Road while the light was red. A Chevrolet Tahoe SUV that was heading through the intersection collided with the 18-wheeler; the male driver in his 40’s or 50’s was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The truck driver now faces an intoxication manslaughter charge. Channel 2’s story is here. KHOU’s story is here.

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The driver of this Chevy Tahoe died due to injuries sustained in the wreck

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Willie James Johnson's 18 wheeler

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Police say Johnson turned left when the turn arrow was red

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One killed in car accident on FM 1960 bridge over Lake Houston

One person was killed in a two vehicle accident on the FM 1960 bridge over Lake Houston. The crash happened around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 7th, 2014.  It appears a dark colored SUV, possibly an older model Ford Explorer, struck the passenger side of a black car. Channel 2’s report is here.

A person posting a comment under the username Trishia left the following comment to the Channel 2 story: “My brother was driving the suv,,,,,,,, the car went into oncoming traffic my brother slammed on breaks but ended up hitting her,,, lady of car had a seizure while driving and that’s she was in oncoming traffic,, she died unfortanally thankfully my 9 family members are ok. 4 of them were young kids…

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Fatal accident on Katy Freeway westbound at Barker Cypress

All westbound lanes of Interstate 10 westbound (Katy Freeway) were closed this morning as emergency crews and Life Flight responded to a fatal car accident.  The crash happened just after 9:00 a.m. at Barker Cypress and at least two vehicles were involved.  Traffic was being diverted to the feeder road. Few other details were available; it was expected the westbound lanes would remain closed for several hours based on tweets from HPD.

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Dump truck accident kills one on FM 529 near Fry Road

Few details are available though local news, but ABC Channel 13 Houston is reporting a fatal accident last night on FM 529 near Fry Road.  Investigators say a dump truck crashed into a small SUV, killing one occupant of the SUV.

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Mercedes passenger killed in Houston’s first fatal accident of 2014

Police say a Chevrolet pickup truck was speeding, and the driver’s alcohol consumption may have been a factor, in the first fatal accident of 2014 in Houston.  Police say the pickup truck ran a red light at the intersection of Pierce Street and Milam Street in downtown Houston around 1:00 a.m., crashing into the passenger side of a white Mercedes sedan.  A husband and wife were traveling in the Mercedes: the husband was killed in the accident, the wife transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Read Channel 2’s report here.

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Pasadena Wal-Mart shoplifter runs red light, killing mother and injuring daughter

Police say a woman in her 20’s is responsible for a fatal intersection accident in Pasadena, and that the woman was fleeing the scene of a shoplifting include at Wal-Mart when the accident happened.  According to Channel 2’s video report, the suspect has made an attempt earlier at the Wal-Mart to walk out without paying for items including CDs, DVDs and baby clothes, but she was challenged and left after making an excuse.  The woman then returned to the Wal-Mart about an hour later and left the store with approximately $50-worth of stolen toys. This time Wal-Mart loss prevention followed the woman to the parking lot and challenged her, but the alleged thief assaulted the loss prevention person, pushing him/her down, then fleeing in a white Ford pickup truck.

At the intersection of Fairmont Parking and Nations Driver, the shoplifter in the pickup truck ran a red light and t-boned a red-colored SUV that was proceeding on a green light. The woman in the red SUV was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman’s 14-year old daughter was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition. The District Attorney’s Office is assessing what charges will be brought against the shoplifter.

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The shoplifter was driving this Ford pickup

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The woman driving this red SUV was killed in the crash

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