Driver cited after fiery NE Harris County crash

Police say no one was injured in this fiery two-vehicle crash

November 10, 2012 6:24:16 AM PST
Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a fiery wreck in northeast Harris County, and they say one of the drivers involved in the crash should have never been behind the wheel.

It happened just before 11:30pm on the Eastex Freeway feeder near Hartwick.

Deputies say two vehicles were speeding and one tried to out-drive the other onto the entrance ramp.

The cars collided at the freeway entrance. One vehicle overturned, hit a wrought-iron fence and then bursts into flames.

The other vehicle with three people inside overturned and landed in a field.

Surprisingly, deputies say no one was injured.

One of the drivers ran away after the crash but was arrested about a block away and received a ticket for driving without a license, officials say.

According to investigators, alcohol was not a factor in the crash.