1 dead after vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed hits fire hydrant, flips into trees in NE Houston

HOUSTON – A man has been pronounced dead after being involved in crash on Houston’s northeast side Thursday night.

According to police, the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Kelley Street.

Initial details released by police stated that the vehicle the victim was in was traveling at a high rate of speed on the roadway before hitting a fire hydrant and flipping into trees.

It is unclear if the victim was driving or if he was just a passenger inside the vehicle.

Officers also said two women who were in the vehicle were taken to the hospital.


About the Author:

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.