POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 4300 West Sam Houston Parkway North

April 2, 2021 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 4300 West Sam Houston Parkway North service road about 4:20 a.m. today.  

The identities of the deceased males are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeants L. Ross and D. Hall reported:   

A Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constable observed the driver of a burgundy-colored Chevrolet Camaro driving at a high rate of speed without headlights on in the 2700 block of the West Sam Houston Parkway North and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  The suspect fled at a high rate of speed and exited at Clay Road where he ran a red light and struck a burgundy-colored Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling westbound on Clay Road.  The Ranger then caught on fire. 

The drivers of both vehicles died at the scene.  The Harris County Precinct 5 deputy was not injured in the crash.  

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/KJS 4-2-21
Inc. #043153921-M

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