Baytown officer dies in crash

October 4, 2009 1:07:26 PM PDT
A Baytown police officer died in a car crash in northeast Harris County. Baytown Police Sergeant George Edmund Drude, 40, was driving his pickup southbound on John Martin Road around 10:30pm Saturday night. Sgt. Drude lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway and crossed into the northbound lane. His vehicle went of the road, struck a tree then hit a concrete culvert. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary reports from the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office are that Sgt. Drude died from massive head trauma. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Sgt. Drude was a 15-year veteran of the Baytown Police Department.

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