Barker Cypress Fatal Crash on Wet Road

CYPRESS (Covering Katy News) – Investigators say speed and slick roads may be a factor in a fatal crash on Barker Cypress Road near Highway 290 early Saturday morning.

“The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and it was raining,” said a report from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office “The male failed to drive in a single lane of traffic and left the roadway entering a sidewalk and grass.”

“It was raining at the time. The road surface may have been slick,” said Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Simon Cheng told Covering Katy at the scene.


The crash happened in the 12200 block of Barker Cypress at about 12:30 Saturday morning. The victim was driving a Camaro.

“The front of the Camaro struck a light pole. The vehicle rolled and tumbled for a long distance to the north striking signs and a TXDOT electrical box. The vehicle came to rest on its roof,” the Sheriff’s Office report states.

The white male victim was found with no signs of life at the scene of the crash. This crash is being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.

The name of the victim will be released after his next of kin are notified. There was no other person in the Camaro.  No other car was involved in the crash.

As is standard procedure, the medical examiner will check the victim’s blood for any sign of impairment.

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