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1 killed, 1 injured in rollover crash on Mesa Dr near NE Houston

HARRIS COUNTY, TX — One person died late Friday night after a rollover wreck near northeast Houston that left another person injured, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The fatal accident happened in the 11900 block of Mesa Drive, south of the Houston Suburban Heights area. It was first reported at about 11:11 p.m.

A preliminary investigation shows the victim, Miguel Castro-Izaguirre, was driving a silver 2002 Toyota Corolla northeast in northbound lane #1 when the vehicle approached a northbound curve. Despite a posted curve warning sign, the driver failed to maintain their lane, causing the vehicle to partially veer off the roadway. The Toyota then spun counter-clockwise and rolled onto its side.

Castro-Izaguirre, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene at 11:31 p.m. by a Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) medic.

A male passenger in the Corolla was transported by ambulance to LBJ Hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators said evidence at the scene indicates the decedent had surpassed “the critical speed of the curve.” No further information has been made available at this time.

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