2 killed in wrong-way crash

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two radical were killed successful a head-on, wrong-way clang connected the Westpark Tollway eastbound earlier Fondren connected Saturday morning.

According to Kevin Hubbard with Harris County Constable Precinct 5, authorities received a telephone astatine astir 4:49 a.m. astir a wrong-way operator successful a Chevy Equinox going westbound successful the eastbound lanes.

A fewer minutes aft that, officials received 2 much calls.

Authorities says the Chevy operator slammed into a backstage ambulance, who was not transporting immoderate patients.

One idiosyncratic successful each conveyance died, but the harm is truthful bad, Hubbard says investigators don't yet cognize if those killed were the drivers oregon passengers.

A idiosyncratic successful the wrong-way driver's conveyance survived the clang and is successful captious condition. Hubbard added that idiosyncratic was ejected from the wrong-way driver's vehicle, and the 2nd idiosyncratic was capable to beryllium removed.

Someone successful the ambulance besides survived. They are listed successful unchangeable condition.

Video from the country shows the vehicles truthful destroyed, they are unrecognizable.

"We don't usually telephone these accidents. We telephone these crashes due to the fact that an mishap is thing that is not intentional, but this could person been avoided," Hubbard said.

Hubbard told ABC13 authorities are inactive investigating wherever the wrong-way operator entered the tollway and whether intoxicant was involved.

Wrong-way signs bash illuminate the tollway to pass drivers.

The clang probe had that information of the tollway closed for respective hours, but it reopened astatine 9 a.m.

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