A mother and child were killed in a fiery car crash that involved three vehicles along Sam Houston Parkway in the south Houston area.
The Houston car accident took place on Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2009. According to the Houston Chronicle, the accident happened on the 6200 block of Sam Houston Parkway when a minivan apparently ran a red light.
The minivan was heading west on Sam Houston Parkway and ran the red light at Fuqua, according to police. It then slammed into a Ford Sport Trac. The impact of the minivan caused the Ford to hit a Chevrolet SUV. Police reported that the Ford and Chevy exploded into flames when the force of the impact caused them both to strike a light pole.
The two victims, a mother and 4-year-old child where traveling in the Ford at the time of the accident. Emergency crews pronounced them both dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released. Police officials are waiting for the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office to complete the autopsy reports.
There has been no report as to whether anyone inside the minivan or the Chevy SUV was injured in the crash.
Police have not officially filed charges against the unidentified driver of the minivan. A full investigation of the fatal three-vehicle car crash is currently underway by police officials.