Thursday, September 15, 2016

A 28-year-old man is dead, 2 seriously injured after a seven-vehicle pileup on Highway 6 in Houston, Texas

Katherine Whaley has a sad update about a major wreck on Highway 6

Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:41PM
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A 28-year-old man is dead after a seven-vehicle pileup this morning on Highway 6.

Two other people were seriously hurt in the crash. Another man was sent via LifeFlight to the hospital and is now in critical condition. One other person was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That person's condition and identity have not been released.

All lanes are now back open, though the investigation is ongoing.

The fatal accident happened just before 6:30am.

HPD says the person who died was driving a black Honda Accord northbound on Highway 6 when he suddenly failed to stay in a single lane, crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck a silver Hyundai Sonata traveling southbound. The Hyundai then veered right and struck a concrete wall. The Honda was then struck by a blue Chevrolet pickup truck.

A silver Ford Focus traveling northbound on Highway 6 slowed down to avoid the crash and was struck from behind by a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck. The pickup truck then veered to the left, crossed into southbound lanes of Highway 6 and struck a black Hyundai Sonata traveling southbound. The pickup truck was then struck by a red Toyota Prius also traveling southbound on Highway 6.

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck was transported to Houston Methodist West Hospital with possible life-threatening injuries. The drivers of the other vehicles involved were not hurt.