Refugio Calamaco Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident off Beltway 8 Exchange in Houston, TX
UPDATE (August 30, 2022): Officials identified the man killed in the accident as Refugio Calamaco. At this time, no further information can be confirmed.
Houston, TX -- August 26, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where a vehicle crashed off a Beltway 8 exchange.
Initial reports from authorities said that the crash happened at around 11:00 p.m. at the Beltway 8 and North Freeway interchange. It appears that a Mercedes-Benz traveling along the interchange somehow left its lane and hit the barrier wall. The vehicle then went over the wall and landed on Imperial Valley Drive.
Due to the crash, the man in the vehicle sustained fatal injuries. No additional details about the crash are available at this time.
Commentary on Refugio Calamaco Single-Vehicle Accident in Houston
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