Investigation into Fatal Crash at 6000 East Hardy Toll Road
May 21, 2021 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 6000 East Hardy Toll Road that occurred about 3:50 a.m. today (May 21).
The identity of the deceased male, 18, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant E. Fendia and Officer J. Hill reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to 18225 Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) service road regarding a burglary of a business and observed a blue Dodge Challenger attempting to leave the location. The vehicle went to the back of the parking lot and, by the time officers arrived, the vehicle was left unoccupied and with the engine running.
As other HPD patrol vehicles arrived on scene, a gray Dodge Charger pulled out from a dark spot across the street and fled the area at a high rate of speed. HPD officers initiated a vehicle pursuit on the Eastex Freeway northbound to the North Sam Houston Tollway East westbound. Officers lost sight of the vehicle before the Hardy Toll Road exit and continued on the Sam Houston Parkway before ending the pursuit.
A short time later, a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle was found crashed into a wall at the intersection of the Sam Houston Parkway service road and the Hardy Toll Road. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames and the male occupant of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.