Area & state: Passenger killed, 2 in car flee scene
A passenger died Sunday morning when a car clipped a tractor-trailer on the Eastex Freeway.
Shortly after 6 a.m., a white Cadillac northbound on U.S. 59 near Texas 288 crossed the median into oncoming traffic, said Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith. The car was hit by a tractor-trailer.
A passenger was dead when authorities arrived. Smith said several people were in the car, but a man and a woman fled. Their identities were not available, nor the condition of other passengers.
"Based on evidence recovered at the scene, alcohol may have been a factor," Smith said.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.