1 Killed, 1 Injured in 2-Vehicle Crash on North Freeway in GreenspointKiprop Vincent
Driver Killed, Passenger Injured in Greenspoint Crash on North Freeway (Interstate 45) near Rankin Road
Greenspoint, Texas (July 31, 2022) – A driver was killed and their passenger was injured in a two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Greenspoint, according to the Houston Police Department.
The deadly crash occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 13100 block of North Freeway (Interstate 45) near Rankin Road.
Police said a red Mercedes was traveling on the freeway at a high rate of speed when, for an unknown reason, the Mercedes slammed into the back of a Jeep. After the impact, the Mercedes rolled over several times on the freeway and landed on the northbound feeder road.
The driver of the Mercedes was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger sustained serious injuries and was transported to Houston Methodist Northwest.
The driver of the Jeep stopped at the scene and cooperated with the authorities. The driver was not intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Police closed all main lanes of the freeway and service road for several hours.
Further details regarding the crash were not immediately provided.
The crash remains under investigation.
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