2nd individual dies after crash at automobile meet in NW Harris Co., investigators say

2nd person dies after crash at car meet in NW Harris Co., investigators say

2021-02-23 01:09:15

A second individual has died after a crash at what investigators mentioned was a automobile meet Sunday evening in northwest Harris County.

It occurred round 9:35 p.m. alongside the Freeway 290 feeder street close to W. Little York.

One driver in a yellow Chevy Camaro instructed the group he was going to do a “flyby,” the place one speeds previous the group, however in doing so, he crashed at 100 mph right into a Chevy Malibu, mentioned Sean Teare with the Harris County District Lawyer’s Workplace.

Authorities recognized the Camaro driver as 22-year-old Andrew Mock.

The Malibu’s driver and passenger weren’t severely injured, although one in all them voluntarily went to the hospital. It is unclear if the Malibu was concerned within the meet.

Nonetheless, the influence of the crash brought about the Malibu to hit three pedestrians, who have been standing alongside the feeder street.

“One of many automobiles was coming actually quick. He hit the automobile that was there. It flipped over and it hit a parked Camaro, and there was a man watching, standing, and he received hit,” mentioned witness Orhan Akkus.

“My adrenaline was going, so we have been making an attempt to get the automobile off the individual that was mendacity on the bottom,” mentioned one other witness, Edward Johnson.

One of many pedestrians, recognized by authorities as 35-year-old Roger Glover, died on the scene. The opposite two pedestrians, who’re teenagers, have been flown to the hospital by way of Life Flight in severe situation.

One of many teenagers later died on the hospital, investigators mentioned.

Mock is in custody. He’s charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault/reckless driving with severe bodily harm, however his fees may very well be upgraded.

Mock had a passenger in his automobile, who suffered minor accidents, Teare instructed ABC13.

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Many movies of the crash have been popping up on social media, and the district legal professional’s workplace needs to see the uncooked footage.

“A technique or one other, we will get it from you. Should you’re posting it on-line, we will come discover it. It could be significantly better if you happen to’re cooperative and provides us some footage,” mentioned Teare.

Investigators say these sorts of automobile meets and an excessive amount of of this reckless driving are occurring extra typically round Harris County.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez put collectively a process drive to research this type of conduct. In keeping with Teare, “a lot of individuals have been arrested immediately by the duty drive,” however he did not say what number of.

Investigators instructed ABC13 it seems that off-duty officers have been on the meet, which was supposed to finish at 9 p.m.

You probably have any info, you are urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Workplace.

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