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DPS Investigates Fatal Crash in Waller County


Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that killed four people this morning on US 290 near FM 359 in Waller County.
Preliminary information indicates at approximately 12:50 a.m., a gray Volkswagen passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on U.S. 290 when it was struck from behind by a 2015 Chevrolet Impala, which was traveling at a high rate of speed. Following the collision n...ear the exit ramp for FM 359, the Volkswagen caught fire with four occupants inside. The driver and three passengers in the Volkswagen were subsequently pronounced deceased by Waller County Justice of the Peace Judge Charles Karisch.
An ambulance transported the driver of Chevrolet, Robert Daniel Maxwell Jr., 41, of Houston, Texas, to St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan for injuries he sustained in the crash. He remains hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries. Troopers are currently trying to identify the driver and passengers in Volkswagen.
DPS State Troopers suspect Maxwell may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.
This investigation remains ongoing and further details are not available at this time.

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