FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 27, 2015 12:04:59 PM CDT
City of Houston Confirms Additional Weather-Related Fatality
HOUSTON - The City of Houston is confirming that an additional victim was found deceased today as recovery operations were underway near US-59 and the the West Loop.
At 6:42am crews from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) spotted a car at the entrance ramp on US-59 and W Loop South (4900 Westpark). After additional water pumps were brought in, a body was discovered. The victim, identified as a 31 year old Hispanic male was discovered near the vehicle. The cause of death is currently under investigation, but is presumed to be directly associated with the flooding in that area.
The following represents a list of fatalities currently confirmed by the City of Houston
- A white Female 64 years of age at 5775 Ranchester. This victim was found in an SUV
- A white Female of Unknown age was found at 4300 S MacGregor in the Brays Bayou.
- A white male of unknown age was found at 1700 Studewood. This victim was discovered after his vehicle was inadvertently towed to a local vehicle storage facility, where his body was subsequently discovered.
- Asian male, 50 years of age, was found at 1700 Holcombe.
- A white male, 66 years of age was found at 1400 W. Loop South. This individual died of what is believed to be a heart attack after assisting a stranded motorist. The death is associated with, but not directly caused, by the flood event. Official cause of death is still pending autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
- A Hispanic Male, 31 years of age was discovered near a submerged vehicle at US-59 and W Loop South in southwest Houston