Man dead, 2 HPD officers hurt after police car crashes in NE Houston
Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 8:14 pm
HOUSTON, TX – A man is dead and two Houston Police officers have been injured as a result of a crash reportedly involving a speeding police vehicle and a car colliding with power lines in northeast Houston yesterday afternoon.
According to KPRC2, the crash happened on Darien Street and Ley Road at about 3:30 p.m. as a Houston Police cruiser, which according to witnesses was traveling at a high rate of speed, was on the way to respond to a call.
The cruiser then collided with a Cadillac that had slowed down for the stop sign at the intersection. According to a witness, the cruiser went into the air, and Cadillac then collided with a power line, which forced bystanders to briefly flee the scene.
The driver of the Cadillac was taken to the hospital and there, was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been made public.
The two officers in the cruiser were taken in for the treatment of minor injuries and are expected to recover.
Vehicular Crimes units from HPD will determine if the officers were speeding at the time of the crash.
Surveillance footage and multiple witnesses are being consulted as authorities continue to investigate the accident.
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