HPD: Man drowns after crashing SUV in bayou

A man's body was inside this SUV when it was pulled from Little White Oak Bayou on Saturday night

October 16, 2011 6:16:41 AM PDT
Houston police say a man drowned in his vehicle after crashing and landing upside down in a bayou.

It happened around 6pm Saturday on the North Freeway near Coronado.

Investigators say two children saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer upside down in Little White Oak Bayou and called police.

A dive team recovered the vehicle and found the man's body inside.

Police say they believe the man left a nearby bar shortly before the crash.

Officials said they are not sure how long the body had been there, but it did not appear to be more than a half day.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police.