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.
Vehicular Crimes investigators are responding to a crash in which a vehicle reportedly drove into a bayou at 8300 Wilcrest near Beechnut Street.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 31, 2022
The crash is believed to have occurred at 3 a.m. today but was reported about 2:30 p.m.
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