October 22, 2017

09.24.17 Fatality on Bob Smith Today

 

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Police investigating fatality accident on Bob Smith Road
On September 24 at 2:36 p.m. Baytown Police responded to a
report of a major accident in the 1300 block of Bob Smith Road
involving a Silver 2002 Audi passenger car.
Upon arrival on the scene officers discovered the Audi
overturned in the ditch with both driver and passenger
unresponsive.
The driver, identified as 17 year old Samuel Ward of Baytown,
was extracted and later transported to Herman Hospital where he
is listed in critical condition. The passenger, later identified as 20
year old Oscar Figueroa of Baytown, was pronounced deceased
at the scene as a result of the collision. It was also determined he
was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.
Preliminary investigation indicates the Audi was traveling east
on Bob Smith when the driver lost control of the vehicle, sending
it off the roadway and into the ditch. At this time there is no
indication alcohol was involved as a contributing factor in the
accident. Baytown Police Accident Reconstruction Team is
investigating the cause of the accident to determine if speed was
in fact a contributing factor in the accident. This investigation is
ongoing