Jonathan Nolen Killed, 1 Injured in Van Accident on North Fwy. in Houston, TX
UPDATE (April 28, 2023): Details released by officials identified the man killed in the fatal van accident as 42-year-old Jonathan Nolen. The other van occupant's identity was not released, and an update on their condition is not available. At this time, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Houston, TX — April 26, 2023, one person was killed and one was injured following a furniture van accident at 10:15 p.m. on the North Freeway.
Investigators with the Houston Police Department gave statements about the fatal crash. They said it happened in the 4200 block of the North Freeway (I-45), which appears to be just south of Crosstimbers Street.
According to initial investigations, two people were inside of a Ford E450 van that was hauling furniture. They were going southbound along the main lanes of the freeway when, for reasons still unclear, the van lost control. This caused the vehicle to flip over and crash into a wall.
Due to this collision, a man riding in the van, identified only as a 42-year-old, sustained fatal injuries. The driver, also unidentified, was taken to a hospital. That person's condition was not specified.
Currently, authorities say only that they did not determine the van driver to be impaired. Their investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.