2 bodies discovered inside vehicle that crashed into Brays Bayou, police say

Vehicle reportedly drove into bayou in SW Houston, police say (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Police are investigating after the bodies of two men were found inside a vehicle that reportedly crashed in the Brays Bayou on Monday.

The incident took place in the 8400 block of Wilcrest near Beechnut Street around 3 a.m., but the vehicle and bodies weren’t recovered until about 2:25 p.m.

According to investigators, a gray Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Wilcrest when the vehicle somehow veered off the roadway, struck the concrete edge of a rail and rolled into the water.

A witness reported hearing a loud noise around 3 a.m., but investigators said the crash wasn’t reported until about 12 p.m. when a Houston Police Department patrol officer conducting a traffic stop observed a vehicle submerged in the water.

The HPD Dive Team recovered the vehicle and found the driver and passenger dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

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