HOUSTON, TX – Two people have died and five others were left severely injured in a two vehicle collision around 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day near the West Houston Airport, Fox26 reports.
The fatal incident occurred on the 3600 block of Barker Cypress Road when a Toyota Sienna “failed to yield” and turned in front of a northbound SUV.
According to police the driver of the SUV was alone, but the Toyota was carrying six people total. Three of the Toyota’s passengers were ejected from the vehicle, two of them were declared dead on the scene and two others were flown to the hospital on a Life Flight. Everyone else involved in the crash was taken to the hospital by an ambulance.
The drivers of both vehicles survived with serious injuries and showed signs of inebriation. Police are still investigating if the speed of the SUV played an important role in the incident.
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