HOUSTON, TX – Six people have tragically lost their lives in a devastating two-vehicle collision in downtown Houston early Saturday morning, as stated by the Houston Police Department. Emergency services were alerted to the accidental crash at approximately 2 a.m. in the vicinity of Fannin Street’s 2000 block, near Pierce Street. Officials arriving at the scene reported a black Chrysler 300 sedan journeying southbound on Fannin Street had collided with a black Acura SUV traveling east on Piece Street at an especially high speed.
Of the casualties, five were adult men, while one was a woman. Primary responders found four bodies at the scene while the remaining two victims, initially transported to an area hospital, were later pronounced dead due to their critical injuries.
A man and woman among the four taken to the hospital are reportedly in a serious condition, contending with life-threatening injuries. At the time of the incident, the male survivor was in the SUV and has since been questioned by law enforcement. Unfortunately, the driver of the Chrysler was declared dead at the location of the accident.
Included among those killed was a homeless man, and as of now, the driver of the SUV remains unidentified. As the investigation is underway, authorities have refrained from naming the victims. A stretch around the accident scene, between Gray and Pierce Streets on Fannin Street, remains closed for investigative operations.