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Suspected drunk driver hits truck head-on – Tidwell Road

Two men were seriously injured when a 22-year old suspected drunk driver lost control of his pickup, crashing head-on into another pickup truck on Tidwell Road in Houston. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday; Houston Fire Department had to use the jaws of life to free the injured men whose vehicle was hit by the alleged drunk. Both victims were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital but were expected to survive.

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Two killed in near head-on crash near Baytown

Police say a Ford pickup truck driven by an adult male was heading northbound on N. Main at a high rate of speed when the vehicle crossed the center line and went into oncoming lanes. Two adults were killed in the accident and a child was injured.

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5 killed in wrong way driver accident on Beltway 8

At least five people were killed this morning in a collision on Beltway 8 at Wilson Road: one of the drivers involved was driving the wrong directions on the freeway. HCSO deputies said a sixth person was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and the wrong-way driver was taken to Ben Taub. Click2Houston’s report is here. KHOU’s story is here and reports that the wrong way driver’s vehicle was a flatbed pickup truck; a photograph on KHOU’s web site appears to show a logo on the passenger door of the pickup, indicating it is a commercial vehicle. ABC Channel 13’s report states the victims were four adults and one child. The victims’ vehicle, a white-colored Ford F150, caught fire after the crash.

UPDATE: the wrong-way driver has been identified as Efraim Carmona – Carmona has been charged with five counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

UPDATE 2: Efraim Carmona’s blood alcohol content was reportedly .23, almost 3 times the legal limit of .08, according to an article on Channel 2’s web site. Carmona reportedly did not cooperate with the police investigation and would not answer question, although there were multiple alcohol containers in his vehicle. TABC is investigating to see if Carmona was drinking at a bar before the crash. The sole survivor of the crash aside from Carmona was an adolescent girl who is in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Head on crash on Mykawa injures three, alcohol involvement suspected

The driver of a red pickup swerved out of his lane around 10:00 p.m. Friday night while traveling on Mykawa, then crossed into oncoming traffic causing a head-on collision that injured a man and a 12-year old boy. All three people involved were taken to Ben Taub in serious but stable condition. Police found beer cans in the cab of the red pickup truck so alcohol involvement is obviously suspected as being a factor in the crash.

Channel 11’s story on the accident is here.

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Drunk driver causes head-on crash on Washington Avenue

Unfortunately this is a fairly typical event for a holiday weekend in Houston.  A drunk driver caused a head-on crash at around 2:15 a.m. on Memorial Day (Monday) morning.  The male driver was heading westbound on Washington Avenue when he veered over into the center lane at Snover Street, hitting another car head-on, pushing that car backwards into a third vehicle.  A female driver in the vehicle that was struck head-on was transported to the hospital.  The suspected drunk driver was arrested at the scene: his name has not been released.  Washington Avenue was temporarily shut down in both directions as police worked the scene.

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Camile Stanley charged after wrong way driver accident on Beltway 8

A head-on crash early Sunday morning claimed the lives of two people, and it appears the wrong way driver who caused the collision was driving while impaired by alcohol. 27-year old Camile Stanley of Baytown, Texas is facing two charges of intoxication manslaughter. Houston Police Department says Camile Stanely was driving a Nissan Altima in the eastbound lanes of north beltway 8 near Bush International Airport at around 4:15 a.m. Sunday morning.
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Camile Stanley's wrecked Nissan Altima

The Altima crashed head-on into a white Ford Focus with two people inside, after which 19-year old Freddie Ramirez crashed into the wrecked Focus and Altima. In an interview with KHOU, Freddy said that he and another driver pulled Camile Stanley from the wreckage and detected an obvious odor of alcohol. Stanley was taken to Ben Taub where she was treated for only minor injuries, then transported to Harris County Jail.

Head-on crash near Sugar Land airport when SUV crosses median

Police are trying to determine the cause of a head-on crash car accident near Sugar Land airport late Saturday night. A speeding SUV crossed the center line and struck a 2-door car head-on. The driver of the SUV was transported to hospital via ground ambulance with no serious injuries, but the driver of the silver-colored car, shown below, was taken by life flight in serious condition. Channel 11’s report is here. Channel 13’s report is here. Channel 2’s report is here. According to Channel 2, the driver of the car suffered a broken leg.

Channel 2 reports the driver of this car suffered a broken leg in the head-on crash