1 person dead, another injured after crash caused by street racer, HCSO says

One killed, one injured after street racing crash (KPRC)

HOUSTON – One person is dead, and another is seriously injured following a crash caused by a street race, Harris County Sheriff’s Office says.

Deputies responded to reports of a deadly crash at 2920 Mueschke Road around 9:11 p.m. Friday.

Witnesses say the driver of a truck was street racing when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another car.

According to investigators, a man was driving a blue 2009 Chrysler 300 westbound in the 19900 block of FM 2920 with a passenger. He attempted to make a left turn in a parking lot on the south side of the roadway when his vehicle was struck by a brown 1999 GMC Sierra which was traveling eastbound on FM 2920. The driver of the GMC fled the scene, failing to stop and render aid, according to police. The passenger of the Chrysler died at the scene. The driver of the Chrysler was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening inuries.

The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot, according to deputies. Investigators are working to identify the driver.

If the public has any information or knows the whereabouts of the driver of the 1999 GMC Sierra they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. This case remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.