1 dead, 1 hurt in North Freeway street racing crash

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Saturday, July 3, 2021
1 dead, 1 hurt in North Freeway street racing crash
The crash happened after a pair of Camaros were seen racing on I-45 through Montgomery County early Saturday morning. There may have been a third vehicle involved, investigators sa

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman was killed Saturday morning and another was critically injured in what authorities called a street racing crash on the freeway.

It happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 45 near Highway 242.

The drivers of a green Camaro and a gray Camaro were racing on the freeway when both drivers crashed, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Authorities said they found the green Camaro upside down and heavily damaged from crashing into a light pole with two women inside. One of the women, a 24-year-old died at the scene. The other woman inside was taken to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands in critical condition.

Several hundred yards away, crews found the gray Camaro had crossed the median and the feeder road before crashing into a tree. A man and woman inside that vehicle were not hurt, authorities said. The woman was believed to have been driving and was arrested at the scene on suspicion of intoxication.

A witness to the crash told investigators that video showed a possible third vehicle that may have been involved in the race.