Passenger Killed, Driver Hurt in Houston, TX, Accident on Orem
Houston, TX -- January 21, 2017, a passenger was killed and a driver was injured due to an accident where their vehicle crashed off of Orem Drive.
Houston Police investigators were called to an accident scene at around 8:45 p.m. at the intersection of West Orem Drive and Hiram Clarke Road.
According to preliminary reports, two people were in a car traveling eastbound on Orem. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the vehicle lost control and went off the side of the road. Before it could stop, the car crashed head-on into the concrete base of a power line.
The passenger of the car was fatally injured and died at the scene of the crash. The driver had serious but non-life-threatening injuries, for which he was taken to a hospital.
Authorities are investigating to determine whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash. They have not made any confirmations at this time.
Investigations are ongoing.
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