2 dead after high-speed crash on Houston’s I-10 East Freeway

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A speeding driver collided with multiple vehicles on a busy east Houston freeway overnight, engulfing one of the vehicle in flames and leaving at least two dead, authorities said.

It happened on I-10 East Freeway at Normandy overnight.

An officer spotted a Dodge Challenger Hellcat traveling at least 100 mph in the eastbound lanes of the freeway and tried to catch up to them, according to Houston police. By the time the officer did, the driver had collided with at least two other cars.

One of the vehicles caught fire with three people inside.

Two of those died in the crash, and the third person was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with serious burns, police said.

Another person was also transported to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.

All eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed Sunday morning as investigators worked to find out what led to the crash.

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