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Two Dead One Arrested in Houston Crash


A black car and white car damaged in a crash

Two teenagers are dead and another is in jail following a fatal crash that is suspected to be the result of street racing.

Details of the Suspected Street Racing Accident

According to KGNS, the fatal crash occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning in southwest Houston.

Police say they say two SUVs speeding and, upon attempting to conduct a traffic stop, one of the SUVs struck the other, causing one of the SUVs to veer off the road and into a tree. The driver and a passenger were killed

The victims were identified as Javier Hunter and Savyion Farley, both 15. The driver of the second SUV was arrested after attempting to flee authorities.

The incident remains under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Texas Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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