HPD patrol vehicle involved in deadly car crash

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Sunday, November 22, 2020
1 dead after crash involving Houston police unit
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two Houston police officers were involved in a fatal crash Saturday afternoon in east Houston, according to HPD.

It happened at 7300 Ley Road around 3:35 p.m.

WATCH: The video below from the scene shows damage from the crash

A driver is dead after a fatal crash involving Houston police near Trinity Gardens Saturday afternoon. Two Houston police officers have been transported to local hospitals with minor injuries and police are asking people to avoid the area.

The crash involved a driver and an HPD patrol vehicle with two officers on board.

"Officers are conscious and breathing," said authorities. "They're just a little banged up."

The officers were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities arrived and were still investigating the scene of the crash.