Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 800 North Post Oak about 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday (March 13).
The identity of the male victim, 16, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Griffiths and Officer T. Riley reported:
The driver of a silver Mercedes Benz C43 was observed by an HPD Traffic Enforcement officer to be traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on the Katy Freeway service road (East Interstate Highway 10). The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, losing sight of the suspect when he ran a red light at the Katy Freeway and Silber. According to witnesses, the suspect then ran a red light at the above address on North Post Oak, lost control of his vehicle, drove off the roadway, and fell onto the Katy Freeway entrance ramp. Witnesses alerted HPD officers to the location of the crash.
Both the suspect and his passenger (victim) where transported to Ben Taub General Hospital. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later and the suspect remains in critical condition.
The investigation is continuing.