HOUSTON – A man was found dead Tuesday in a running vehicle that had run off a Houston highway.
The incident was reported about 1 a.m. along State Highway 6 at Richmond Avenue.
Houston police said the victim was driving an SUV north on Highway 6 when it left the road and hit a small mound of dirt in a field. Police said a witness noticed the vehicle veer off the highway and called 911.
Arriving officers found a 47-year-old man unconscious in the vehicle, which was running and had the doors locked, police said.
Police said the driver had no apparent signs of trauma and may have suffered a medical problem prior to the crash.
The victim’s identity was not released.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.