June 13, 2024

09.27.19 Three Stories/Baytown/Two Fatalities and Vehicle Fire

2019-56219 – On September 25th at 4:46 a.m., officers were dispatched to a major accident in the 3000 block of South State Highway 146. (The base of the Hartman Bridge) During the crash investigation officers learned an F-250 was traveling south when it struck a stalled Hyundai Accent. The Accent was propelled into the rear of a Toyota Camry, which was being driven by 63 year old James Culps of Baytown, who was transported to HCA Houston Healthcare by EMS where he unfortunately passed away. All the drivers stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. There were no indications alcohol was involved. (no picture available of Mr. Culps)

2019-56222 – On September 25 at 5:36 p.m., officers responded to a report of a motorcycle accident in the 2900 block of Decker. Upon arrival officers found a motorcycle, and apparent only vehicle involved, laying in the roadway with the operator,  a 25 year old Louisiana man, laying in the grass. The preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle may have struck a curb, causing the operator to lose control and crash. The operator, who was wearing a helmet at the time, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the operator is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Lieutenant Steve DorrisCriminal Investigations Division Baytown Police Department 

Story 3: BAYTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE 281-420-7118 Asst. Chief Medrano Kenneth D. Dobson Richard L. Davis Fire Chief City Manager

At 9:06 a.m., the Baytown Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire possibly compromising a structure at the 2100 block of Charlotte. Four engines, the shift commander, an ambulance, and a tower ladder initially responded on the first alarm. The hazmat team subsequently was dispatched to the scene for remedial actions due to a failure in the gas tank. Engine 4 arrived on location to find a vehicle on fire spreading to an adjacent mobile home and another vehicle. Engine companies stretched hoselines to confine and extinguish the fire at 9:21 a.m. A gas tank on one vehicle ruptured, releasing 10-20 gallons of gasoline onto the ground and storm sewer. The runoff was diked before the hazmat team arrived. Ten gallons of foam concentrate were used to suppress vapors and neutralize the gasoline. All units returned to service without incident within 1 ½ hours. There were no reported injuries on this incident

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