Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal crash that occurred at 9000 South Dairy Ashford Road about 12:05 a.m. on Saturday (September 2).
The suspect, Adrian James Martinez, 24, is charged with failure to stop and render aid in the 262nd State District Court.
The identity of the male victim is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer S. Bourar reported:
Martinez was driving a silver Honda Accord southbound at a high rate of speed on Dairy Ashford Road when he struck the curb, changed lanes and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then crashed into two trees in the median and the car was split into two. One of the passengers in the back seat was ejected from the car. Martinez and the front passenger fled the scene on foot to a nearby apartment complex.
Responding Houston Fire Department paramedics pronounced one passenger deceased at the scene. One of the back seat passengers, 20, was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
Family members at the apartment called police and responding HPD officers located Martinez and he admitted to being the driver in the crash. Martinez, who showed no signs of impairment, was arrested without incident and subsequently charged for his role in the crash.
The investigation is continuing.