Two dead in officer-involved wreck on Eastex Freeway

The Houston Police Department is investigating an officer-involved wreck that claimed two lives on New Years Eve along the Eastex Freeway.
The incideent occurred in the 7000 block of the Eastex Freeway around 4:30 p.m., HPD reported.

The victims, both men, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
“The driver of a silver Acura TL was traveling southbound on the Eastex Freeway when, for unknown reasons, he veered from the right side of the freeway across all lanes of traffic and struck an HPD patrol vehicle parked on the left shoulder,” HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Vanderbull and Officer T. White reported. “The Acura then left the roadway, went over the retaining wall, and fell to the ground below. The male driver and male front seat passenger died at the scene. A male rear seat passenger, 19, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in an unknown condition. The HPD officer in the patrol vehicle was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was treated and released.”
The investigation is continuing.

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