Bayou Body Count: Trouble Out On The Roads
It's said that at there are just a few basic types of people on the road: those leaving a bar, those who are up to no good, and the cops who are trying to catch them both. That seemed to be the situation early yesterday morning when a case of road rage turned deadly.Alfredo Vasquez and a group of his friend were driving home from the El Chaparral Club near the intersection of 290 and 610 in a black Ford F-150 when suddenly the driver of a white Ford F-150 was overcome by road rage, Harris County Sheriff's deputies say. The two trucks were driving north on the Eastex Freeway from the 610 when the white pickup exited at
Vasquez's friends drove him to Memorial Hermann Northeast in Humble, where Vasquez was pronounced dead. The shooter's vehicle is described as an extended-cab pickup, possibly with tinted windows, louvers on the rear windows and large chrome wheels.
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It may not seem that tow-truck drivers who help motorists fix a flat tire or jump-start their car on the shoulder of the highway have one of the more dangerous jobs, but a routine day at the office can quickly turn deadly.Isidoro Ramirez, 27, a Safe Clear wrecker driver, was working on a disabled white Chevy pickup on the right shoulder in the eastbound lanes at 14500 U.S. Highway 290 on Sunday afternoon when the driver of a black Ford truck crashed into the white truck. Ramirez was standing between his wrecker and the white pickup and was killed on impact,
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Deputies say that Ramon Gomez Rojas, 34, died shortly after
being taken to
deputies are also investigating a fatal shooting at the Carriage Place Apartments at 505 Wells
near Spring. On Friday night deputies talked to the roommate of Marcus Washington, 35, who told investigators that he walked into their apartment and found
shot to death on the floor, according to the sheriff's office. The home appeared to have been ransacked.
's roommate told detectives that he had last seen
alive 11 hours earlier that morning.
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If you have any information regarding these investigations please call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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