JACINTO CITY, Texas—Two people were killed when a driver sent a car flying over railroad tracks in Jacinto City early Friday, police said.
According to Jacinto City Police Department officers, the crash happened just before 1 a.m.
Witnesses told police the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu was traveling northbound on Fidelity at around 100 mph. The driver apparently didn't realize the street came to an end at Market, leading to the crash.
The vehicle flew across a set or railroad tracks, across Market, through a fence, through a field, and then a second fence before it slammed into a parked car and flipped several times.
The Malibu caught fire and the impact was so strong the engine flew out of the vehicle's hood.
Both occupants in the Malibu, a man and a woman, died at the scene.
Police later identified them as Mark Sonier of Houston and Ericia Maxey of Baytown.
There were no other injuries reported.
Police don't know if the driver was drinking or where the couple was before the crash.