The Unfortunate Death of a Constable Sergeants of Harris County Precinct 4 in A Car Crash

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On 2nd April 2021, a deputy constable passed away in a single-vehicle crash. This deputy constable of the Harris County Precinct 4 was off-duty when he got involved in the car crash. The accident occurred late at night, on 2nd April 2021, as per the report by the Houston Police Department.

According to the report given by the Houston Police Department, this unfortunate accident occurred at around 9 p.m. on Friday. This car crash occurred in northwest Houston. The exact location was reported to be close to the intersection of Fairbanks N. Houston Road and Highway 290 in north-western Houston. 

At around 9 p.m. that Friday night, the deputy constable was driving his car on US 290 Northwest Freeway’s outbound lanes and approaching the intersection of the aforementioned highway and Fairbanks Road. This is when the car he was driving crashed into an object on the road. When the vehicle crashed into the object, the collision caused the vehicle to roll over several times.

The eyewitnesses of the accident reported that the victim, Sergeant Marcus Sam, was driving on Highway 290. The vehicle was headed west. After the sergeant’s vehicle (identified to be an SUV) had initially crashed into an object on the highway, he changed lanes and hit a guardrail. The collision caused the vehicle to roll over several times. The vehicle was severely damaged and the sergeant got injured in this accident.

The police have identified the deputy constable to be Sergeant Marcus Sam. After this accident occurred, the deputy constable was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Although he was immediately hospitalized, he could not survive the injuries sustained during the accident. He was later pronounced to be dead by the doctors in the Memorial Hermann Hospital where he had been admitted.

On Saturday morning, Sergeant Marcus Sam was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Harris County from the hospital by other deputies of the Harris County Precinct 4. There are no further details about this car crash provided by the Houston Police Department.

According to Constable Mark Herman of Harris County Precinct 4, they have been in touch with the deceased sergeant’s family. They are trying to support the victim’s family in whatever way possible through this tragic time.

Although there are no further details of this unfortunate accident, this case is under investigation. The Vehicular Crimes Division of the Houston Police Department is in charge of this case. The cause of this single-vehicle wreck is under investigation.

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