Authorities near Houston say four people are dead and two others are in critical condition after a car drifted into oncoming traffic and slammed into a taxi cab.
Pasadena police spokesman Vance Mitchell said Saturday the impact sounded like an "explosion" to an officer who happened to be near the early morning crash. He said there was no actual fire but described the accident scene as horrendous.
Investigators say the car that hit the taxi apparently went too fast around a curve and lost control. Mitchell said two people in the car died along with two passengers in the backseat of the taxi.
The taxi driver and a front-seat passenger were airlifted to a hospital with critical injuries.
Authorities have not yet released names or ages of the victims.