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Two major crashes occur within 3 hours

Two major traffic accidents took place on South Belt area thoroughfares within three hours of each other Tuesday, June 8, killing one and leaving one on life support.

The fatal incident took place around 6:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Hughes Road near Blackhawk.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the driver, Steven Chitty, was operating a white 2016 Toyota Camry, traveling west in the left lane at the above address, when he failed to maintain in a single lane, entered a grassy median and struck a tree head-on.

Chitty was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

According to investigators, Chitty was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

The accident remained under investigation at press time.

Approximately 1.5 hours earlier, a separate crash took place around 5 p.m. near the intersection of Beamer and Astoria, seriously injuring a Friendswood teenage girl.

According to officials from Harris County Precinct 2 Constable Jerry Garcia’s office, the incident involved three vehicles. Witnesses reported that the female teen driver ran a red light, causing the initial crash. The accident, however, is still under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

While multiple injuries were reported in the three-car pileup, the most critical of which involved the teen who, on Tuesday, June 15, was coming out of a coma.

The crashes occurred so closely to each other, it confused many social media users who got the two incidents confused. Additionally, there were some online reports that falsely said the teenage girl had died from her injuries.

Alert tip leads to local Pct. 8 arrest

A call about a suspicious person in the 15300 block of FM 1959/Dixie Farm Road near the Gulf Freeway led to multiple felony charges the morning of Monday, June 7.

Deputies from Harris County Precinct 8 Constable Phil Sandlin’s office responded to the call at approximately 10:45 a.m. Upon their arrival, deputies located the individual in question and identified him as 24-year-old Jordan Delano Edwards.

A check of Edwards’ information revealed he had outstanding warrants filed by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Edwards emptied out his pockets and was found to have several keys that he stated belonged to a storage unit.

As deputies attempted to detain Edwards, he began to flee on foot. A citizen driving by witnessed the foot pursuit and blocked Edwards’ path, causing him to stop.

Deputies were able to apprehend Edwards and place him in custody. Deputies then proceeded to conduct a search of Edwards’ backpack and located 7.2 grams of methamphetamine.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and accepted felony charges for possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest/detention.

His bonds were set at $25,000 for the narcotics charge and $3,000 for evading.


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