Driver dies after flipping car into ditch

By Kelci Johnston - News Producer
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CHANNELVIEW, Texas - A driver is dead after crashing his car into a utility pole and then flipping into a ditch in Channelview.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene on Sheldon Road near Wood Road around 10:15 Friday night.

According to reports, a man in a white Lincoln Towncar was heading south on Sheldon when he failed to navigate a curve in the road.

Deputies said he over-corrected, entered the northbound lanes, then struck a utility pole and flipped into a ditch.

The driver was thrown from the car, investigators said, and died at the scene.

No other occupants were in the vehicle, and deputies said they could not determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.  

Sheldon was closed briefly for the investigation. 

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