HOUSTON — A man was killed and his daughter critically injured after their minivan went into opposing traffic on Highway 6, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
HCSO received multiple calls about 10:50 p.m. Saturday concerning a crash in the 13300 block of Highway 6 North near Hempstead Road. The incident also left three other people injured, deputies said.
Investigators said the driver of a Toyota Sienna minivan was headed southbound when he crossed over the concrete median and into the northbound lanes, where he side swiped a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The Ford F-150 driver reportedly made an evasive maneuver and went into the southbound lanes, nearly hitting a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. That's when the Chevrolet — in attempt to dodge the Ford — went into the northbound lanes and struck the minivan, according to deputies.
The minivan driver was pronounced dead at the scene. HCSO Sgt. B Beaty said the daughter was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.
Deputies said the driver and a passenger in the Chevrolet were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Ford was also transported with minor injuries.
It's still unclear what caused the minivan to go into opposing traffic. Beaty said sheriff's deputies are awaiting a toxicology report for driver.
The Chevrolet and Ford drivers were also evaluated but didn't show any signs of intoxication, Beaty said.
The crash remains under investigation.