HOUSTON, TX – Three people, including a toddler, were killed in a dramatic, wrong-way collision on the Westpark Tollway in West Houston on Friday morning, according to KHOU.
The crash happened near FM 1464 and George Bush Park at about 1 a.m., when 28-year-old Kenneth Bufford, driving a black Hyundai sedan, was reportedly headed the wrong way on the tollway.
He collided head-on with an Audi SUV, and both vehicles then burst into flames.
Bufford’s 2-year-old nephew was riding in the vehicle and was allegedly not restrained in a car seat.
Bufford and the other driver, identified only as an adult female, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The toddler was airlifted to the hospital, and later there was pronounced dead.
The part of the tollway that lies within Fort Bend County reportedly is lacking the alert systems that exist in Harris County which notify authorities when a wrong-way driver gets onto the highway.
At this time, authorities do not believe intoxicated driving played a role in the collision.
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