Driver of Escalade hits another car, killing two people

Brownsville police are searching for a man who fled the scene after allegedly driving his car into another car, killing two people.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. Saturday on Highway 48 and Price Road.

A black Cadillac Escalade allegedly struck a red Poniac Grand Am from behind.

The impact caused both cars to ram into nearby telephone posts.

The Escalade immediately caught fire, and the fire spread to the Grand Am.

Out of the four passengers in the Poniac, two were able to escape but the other two were trapped.

By the time first responders arrived, a female passenger was already dead.

The other trapped passenger was transported to the hospital where he died hours later.

Brownsville police are still trying to find the driver of the Escalade.

Interim Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez told Action 4 News that they have gotten a lead and believe the suspect is reffered to as Junior.

Anyone with information on the supsect TMs whereabouts can contact Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956)546-TIPS.