Marco Antonio Elvir Killed, 2 Injured in Wrong-Way Accident on I-45 in Houston, TX
UPDATE (November 28, 2022): Officials identified the victim killed in the crash as Marco Antonio Elvir. Additional details about the potential cause of the crash remain unavailable.
Houston, TX -- November 19, 2022, one person was killed and two were injured following an accident involving a wrong-way driver on I-45.
Initial details said that the crash happened at around 6:00 a.m. along I-45 near Main Street in the southbound lanes.
According to officials, a Honda Civic apparently got on the southbound side of North Freeway going northbound. Doing so, the car crashed head-on into an SUV, which in turn crashed with a Nissan Sentra.
Due to the crash, officials say the driver of the Honda died at the scene. A 70-year-old woman from the Nissan and a 25-year-old man in the SUV were taken from the scene with injuries. No names have been released at this time. Additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Marco Antonio Elvir Wrong-Way Accident in Houston
While folks may be quick to assume crashes like this always involve alcohol, wrong-way collisions aren't all that common at this time of day. They're much more common between midnight and 3:00 a.m. when people are going home from a bar. As such, it's important to consider all possible factors here--especially considering there's a family in need of answers and others in need of help.
As common as alcohol is, wrong-way car accident can also happen due to things like medical conditions, insufficient signage or lighting, or even just simple absent-mindedness. If authorities aren't considering all of these possibilities, then the crash may be better off in the hands of more thorough independent investigators.