Three pedestrians dead after car fleeing police hits them. Teen driver now accused of murder.

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Oct. 5 2021, Published 4:40 p.m. ET

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A teenage driver fleeing from police in a car hit and killed three pedestrians, according to authorities. The suspect has now been accused of murder.

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Ahmedal Tayeb Elnouman Modawi, 17, was charged with three counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury for the incident, according to Houston police.

The identities of the deceased pedestrians, who were 18, 22 and 23 years old, are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, according to police

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The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 5800 block of Fairdale Lane in Houston, Texas.

A sergeant saw a white Infiniti G37 recklessly driving in a parking lot and tried to stop the vehicle, according to police. Modawi, who was driving the vehicle, evaded and sped on Fairdale Lane, where he hit three pedestrians, according to investigators.

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The Infiniti then flipped and struck a barrier, according to police.

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Paramedics pronounced the three pedestrians dead at the scene.

Modawi and a passenger each sustained a broken leg and were transported to a hospital in stable condition, according to police. Police determined that Modawi was not intoxicated when he was driving.


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