HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County deputies are investigating a crash that is believed to have happened during a street race, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Clay Road near the Grand Parkway. Gonzalez said the driver of a Camaro was believed to be racing a Mustang on Clay Road. Both vehicles were said to have been going 90 miles per hour.
During the said race, a tanker truck turned in front of the vehicles, causing the Camaro to drive underneath the fuel truck. The driver of the Camaro was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Racing is a big problem in Houston,” Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. “People just need to realize these roads are not designed for this.”