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UPDATE ON SH 249 RACING FATAL CRASH

RELEASE FROM HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
Kevin Strong was driving a Ford Mustang southbound on State Highway 249. Devante Franklin was driving a Ford Mustang southbound in close proximity to Mr. Strong and both were driving at a high rate of speed. An unknown male was exiting a private driveway in a Ford Explorer and was struck by both of the Ford Mustangs. Mr. Franklin’s mustang came to rest several hundred feet from impact. Mr. Strong’s mustang went into oncoming traffic where it struck an Acura TL. The Ford Explorer was forced southwest where it rolled onto its left side before coming to rest. The male in the Explorer was found with no signs of life on scene. Mr. Strong was transported to the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital where he didn’t survive his injuries. He was reported deceased at 1346 hours by Dr. Bayona. This case remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.

**************************************ORIGINAL STORY ********************************
About 12:30 pm two Mustangs were racing southbound on SH 249 near Beltway 8. An SUV driver who apparently did not see the vehicles or misjudged their speed pulled out of a gas station parking lot and was t-boned. The driver of the SUV was killed instantly. The driver of the black Mustang was also killed. Another passenger vehicle that was struck sent the two occupants from that vehicle to the hospital with severe leg injuries. Another person from the SUV may not survive. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at this time they believe the Mustangs were traveling more than 90 mph. The driver of the white Mustang which was also involved in the crash lost control and landed in the ditch on the opposite side of the roadway. He was uninjured but taken into custody. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is on the scene assisting in the investigation. SH 249 will remain closed until at least 7pm as the investigation continues.

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