Mom killed in car crash with 2 kids in backseat in SE Houston

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HOUSTON — Two children are with out a mother after she died Wednesday night in car wreck in southeast Houston, according to police.

Houston investigators said the children were sitting in the backseat when the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Scarsdale Boulevard.

Officers said their mother, 22, was driving eastbound at high rate of speed in a black Kia Forte when she rear-ended a gray Honda Accord. The impact caused the Kia to veer into oncoming traffic where it hit a white Ford F-150 head-on, investigators said.

The woman was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead, according to police. Meanwhile, her children and the 34-year-old driver of the Ford were taken to different Memorial Hermann hospitals in unknown condition, officer said.

The 22-year-old driver of the Honda was treated at the scene and released, according to investigators.

HPD said speed may have had a factor in the accident, but residents living in the area argue the stretch of road is extremely dangerous due to poor lighting.

A resident told NewsFix he has asked the City of Houston install more street lights for the past year. He said city officials have responded with only excuses.

Houston police are still investigating.