The Harris County Medical Examiner's office confirmed to Hair Balls that Downing Street Pub Manager Joseph Dufault died in Sunday's single-vehicle wreck on Allen Parkway. Dufault was driving a Hummer around 2 p.m. near Waugh when he sped off a curve before smashing into a tree. He was 29.
According to KHOU, witnesses said the Hummer was "driving too fast...and flipped several times before landing upside down." A female passenger was also in the car, but escaped with minor injuries.
CJ Gerukos, one of Downing Street's managers, also told Hair Balls that Dufault died in Sunday's accident. Gerukos said he's not yet heard of any plans from the family regarding a memorial, but will be contacting them shortly.
According to Dufault's LinkedIn account, he began working as a manager at Downing Street in August 2011. Prior to that he served as the owner of Knockout Investments, which operated in East Downtown, and ran Church Street Cafe Salsa.