34-year-old killed when he was hit head-on by woman suspected to have driven the wrong way, HPD says

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Friday, December 1, 2023
Man killed when hit head-on by suspected wrong-way driver: HPD
The crash happened on North Shepherd near West 7th. Houston police are working to figure out whether or not the suspected wrong-way driver was intoxicated.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was killed Thursday night when he was hit by a wrong-way driver in the Heights, Houston police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, the crash happened at about 11:30 p.m. on North Shepherd near West 7th.

Police said a 33-year-old woman driving an SUV was going the wrong way on Shepherd when she slammed into another car head-on. The man in the white Volkswagen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was reportedly not badly hurt but taken to a hospital to get checked out.

An investigation is still underway to determine how far the woman had been driving the wrong way or where she was coming from.

Police are working to figure out whether or not she was intoxicated.

"Pretty much, they met at the point where they would pretty much see each other at the last second. Maybe right at the crest of the hill. One is coming down, one is going up, so they hit head-on," Sgt. Dionne Griffiths with HPD said.

The victim was believed to be 34 years old, but he had not been identified by police.

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