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Father pushing family van hit by taxi cab, dies

HOUSTON – A man pushing his minivan was fatally struck by a taxi along the Eastex Freeway.

The accident hapenned in the 10400 block of Eastex Freeway around 1:50 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 27. According to police reports, the 32-year-old father of 2

was attempting to push his stalled vehicle, a white Honda Odessey van, off the Eastex freeway to the emergency lane and right lane of Eastex Freeway and Langley when a taxi driver failed to notice him. The man and his vehicle were then struck by the yellow Toyota Cienna minivan, traveling northbound on the freeway.

The driver of the taxi remained at the scene, was questioned and released.

The wife and two children, ages 5 and 3, inside the vehicle were transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital in stable condition. The man died on the scene, his identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The taxi driver sustained no injuries. The investigation is continuing.