Male dead after driving through barricades and into bayou, authorities say

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image.
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A person died overnight after driving through barricades and into a bayou, authorities said.

On Saturday, deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a location in the 2600 block of N Westgreen Boulevard after receiving a report a car had driven into a bayou.

When they arrived, deputies found a deceased male inside the vehicle.

Investigators with HCSO’s Vehicular Crimes Division were called to the scene. They determined that the driver had been traveling northbound on N Westgreen Boulevard. The male drove through the marked barricades at the end of the dead-end street, drove off the south edge of the bayou and fell almost 25 feet to the north bank of the bayou, authorities said in a release.

Video shows that the crash occurred Friday at approximately 10:30 p.m., authorities said.

The case remains open and under investigation by the Vehicular Crimes Division of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.


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