Driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel in rollover crash that killed 2 in NE Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man and a woman were killed and another man was injured in a rollover crash in northeast Houston.

Police told ABC13 that the crash happened just before 3 a.m. on the 3700 block of Parker Road, and that it appeared to be a single-vehicle accident.

Police said the man driving fell asleep, and the front seat passenger tried to correct the wheel.

The car went into the ditch, hit a large tire and flipped several times.

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Surveillance video of fatal crash on Parker Road

The driver and a woman in the back seat died. The front seat passenger survived and was taken to a hospital with severe back injuries.

A neighbor told Eyewitness News Reporter Charly Edsitty that he heard a loud noise just outside his home after the crash.

"Scared me to death. I ran out here. There were people inside the car yelling 'Help me! Help me!'"

Investigators said that speed may have also been a factor.
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