Driver dies after crash off S Sam Houston Pkwy in south Houston

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 11:18 am    

HOUSTON, TX — A man died early Friday after his car struck a large light pole off South Sam Houston Parkway in Houston’s Minnetex area, reports News 4 San Antonio.

The fatal collision occurred at the parkway’s intersection with Fayridge Drive at about 2:00 a.m.

According to Houston Police, the man was driving at a high rate of speed as he attempted to enter the freeway. Another vehicle appeared to have cut him off, causing the first driver to lose control of his car before colliding with the pole.

The first driver died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed authorities.

No one else has been reported hurt in the crash.

As of this writing, police have been unable to locate the other driver. Investigators said they do not believe the fleeing driver will be charged because the two vehicles did not make contact.

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