A multiple-vehicle accident involving vehicles, as well as an Amazon delivery truck, turned fatal on the North Freeway at Rankin. According to police reports, and vehicle towing a trailer traveling south on I 45 had a flat tire. The family, which included a father, mother, and two young children, were inside the SUV. They pulled over to the side of the highway, and another vehicle crashed into the back of the SUV.
The driver of the car that struck the back of the trailer and the mother of the SUV got out of their vehicles. As they were standing alongside the crash, another car swerved to miss the wrecked vehicles and hit the dividing wall spinning into the travel lanes of the highway.
A witness to the accident pulled over and got out of his car to assist. Meanwhile, an Amazon truck crashed into all of the vehicles killing the man and the woman standing outside of their vehicles. The witness who had pulled over to help solve the tractor-trailer approaching and jumped off the overpass to avoid being killed.
The fall is at least 15 feet according to several sources. The innocent bystander was also able to call the authorities and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Later reports suggest that the good Samaritan lost both legs.
While the investigation is ongoing, authorities have identified that the road was slippery. Generally, when there is a fatal crash, authorities conduct a formal accident reenactment to determine the cause or cause of the crash. Because this was a multiple vehicle incident, the conclusions of authorities can take several weeks. No charges have been reported.
According to reports, Amazon has released a statement with sympathies for everyone involved and a pledge to cooperate with law enforcement.
The latest reports have the good Samaritan witness in stable condition with severe injuries. This terrible tragedy has impacted many Houston families; We offer our deepest sympathy.