4 people killed in fiery crash near Bush Intercontinental Airport

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Four people were killed in a fiery crash overnight near Bush Intercontinental Airport.

It happened at about 12:50 a.m. Friday in the 5700 block of Will Clayton Parkway.

According to police, the driver of a black Nissan with three passengers inside was speeding when he side-swiped a ride-share driver who was on his way to pick riders up from the airport.

The speeding car lost control and crashed into a tree, bursting into flames.

Officials said all four people, who appear to be adults, were badly burned and died at the scene.

"Unfortunately we have four, what appears to be adults, that were involved in this crash, that were inside of this vehicle. They were severely burned. All of the deceased are still on the scene right now. No one has been transported," Lt. R. Willkens said. "We're not sure if the impact or the burning killed them, but it was a very tragic accident, very severe."

The ride-share driver was not injured, police said.

He stopped after the crash and was questioned, but did not show signs of intoxication, according to investigators.
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