HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Three workers were killed Friday night when a car careened out of control while fleeing police in west Houston.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of Fairdale at Fountain View Drive.
The driver of the vehicle involved was spotted by officers doing donuts in a parking lot when they tried to stop them, according to Houston police. That’s when the driver took off and later lost control, went into a ditch and crashed into the trio, described by authorities as valets who were working at a night club.
“One person decided they didn’t want to get a ticket or go to jail,” said Sean Teare, Harris County District Attorney’s Office Chief of Vehicular Crimes. “We’re talking about three individuals who were just out here working. They were doing their job, coming back from parking cars to get more cars. This one is as egregious as we’ve seen in a very long time as a pursuit or something like that.”
The driver and a passenger in the vehicle were both taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators were at the hospital working to determine if the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Teare said the driver could face felony murder charges.
There was no word on the identities of the victims or the suspect.
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