Rain blamed in triple fatal crash

June 21, 2012 9:39:38 AM PDT
Three people are dead and one person was hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on a rain-slick street in northwest Houston.

The crash happened just after 5:30pm Wednesday in the 2500 block of North Eldridge Parkway. Police say the driver of a red Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on Eldridge Parkway when a blue Ford Mustang, traveling southbound on Eldridge Parkway, hydroplaned and swerved into oncoming traffic. The Toyota struck the passenger side of the Ford. The driver of a red Toyota Tacoma, also traveling northbound on Eldridge, swerved to avoid the accident and struck the left rear side of the Ford.

Police say the passenger of the Corolla, a 33-year-old woman, was killed on impact. The driver of the Corolla and passenger in the Mustang, a man and a woman, both 40 years old, were transported to the hospital, where both were pronounced dead. The driver of the Mustang was transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Tacoma was not injured.

It is believed wet streets from inclement weather was a factor in the accident.

None of the victims' identities have been released.

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