Fiery crash in Waller County kills four people, officials say

WALLER COUNTY, Texas - Two cars, one fiery crash and four people left dead in Waller County Wednesday morning.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the morning took a fatal turn on Highway 290 near FM 359 at 12:50 a.m. Investigators said a gray Volkswagen headed westbound on Highway 290 was struck from behind by a speeding 2015 Chevy Impala.

By the time investigators arrived on the scene, all four people inside the Volkswagen were dead.

The driver of the Chevy Impala was later identified as Robert Daniel Maxwell Jr, 41, who was taken to St. Joseph Health Region Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

State troopers suspect Maxwell may have been intoxicated.