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THREE DEAD IN WRONG WAY DRIVER CRASH

Approximately 3:30am Sunday morning the Harris County Toll Road Office began receiving calls of a wrong way driver at Hardy Toll and the Airport Connector. Units started moving that direction in an attempt to locate the black Dodge Charger. Additional reports were received at Louetta and also Cypresswood. Units attempting to catch up requested dispatchers notify Montgomery County. It was then at 3:43am that the Dodge came off the Hardy entrance ramp heading northbound onto I-45 southbound lanes. Almost immediately the driver struck a white Mercedes head on. MCHD, South Montgomery County Fire, Spring Fire and Cypress Creek EMs responded to the scene. Cypress Creek Medics determined the driver ie Charger was deceased. In addition MCHD Medics determined the driver, a 49-year-old male from Spring and his wife 53 were both deceased in the Mercedes.
According to family on the scene, the deceased male from Spring had been celebrating with his wife and family his birthday which is Monday. THey just finished breakfast at the IHOP on Rayford and I-45. Several vehicles of family members got onto the freeway along with the deceased. Many on the family members witnessed the aftermath. Some stopped, others exited and returned to the scene. All had planned on a big birthday party for the deceased male Sunday Afternoon at Topgolf. They now will be picking up family members who were on flights coming in for the celebration. Some still in the air and not not knowing of the death of their family members. THe male and female will be identified later today. DPS is continuing the investigation and have not yet identified the driver of the Charger. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

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