EAST HARRIS COUNTY – A 19-year-old lost his life in an accident in the 10600 block of Crosby-Lynchburg Road a few minutes into Sunday morning, Dec. 15.
Deputies indicate that Jeyson Torres, 19, was driving his brown Silverado when he tried to pass another vehicle. The witness said he then swerved to get back into his lane, realizing that traffic was oncoming. His attempted evasive action was judged by deputies to be faulty and his truck pitched into a counterclockwise yaw.
The truck left the roadway and slammed into two trees at the east side of the roadway. Torres, evidently not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected as a result of the crash. Emergency crews found no sign of life on Torres.
Luis Sanchez however, the front side passenger was transported to L.B.J. Hospital in stable condition.
This case remains open and under investigation by Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division. Deputy R. Sanders said they are investigating whether the driver was impaired causing the accident.