Two Killed, Two Injured in DUI Crash on Interstate 45 near Quitman Street in Houston
Houston, TX. (December 22, 2021)- Two people were killed, and two others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on December 19, 2021, in Houston, Texas. The accident occurred just after 12:30 a.m. on Interstate 45 near Quitman Street. Police reported that the driver of a northbound Dodge Charger was traveling in the southbound lanes when they crashed into a Kia Rio and a Kia Soul. Two people in the Rio were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Soul was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital for treatment. The Dodge driver has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, studies show that approximately 13,177 accidents were caused by drunk driving in Texas. As a result of these accidents, approximately 521 people lost their lives and another 1,271 sustained injuries. Accidents almost always result when alcohol is involved because drivers are in less control of their bodies and vehicles, making them more prone to crashing into others.
Families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents have the right to seek help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to help them file wrongful death lawsuits. At The Benton Law Firm, we offer those services and have succeeded in helping numerous families win their claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-777-7777.
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