Deputies responded to the crash around 10 p.m. at 900 Old Humble Road near Aldine Bender, where authorities say the driver, identified as Joseph F. Mize, crashed into a fire hydrant and a gate before flipping over and landing in front of an apartment complex.
People were standing outside of the building at the time, but nobody was hurt.
Authorities say it appeared Mize was not wearing a seat belt. He was the only person inside the vehicle.
The impact of the crash sent water gushing out of the hydrant and into the street outside of the apartment complex.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet Mize's family members initially thought he had been arrested for DWI again, only to find it was his vehicle at the crash scene.
Update to fatal crash: it appears the deceased driver, Joseph F. Mize, 65 yrs, had been at a bar prior to this crash. Exact address for the collision was 900 Old Humble Rd. Family members first thought Mize had once again been arrested for DWI, only to find it was his crash. https://t.co/lfu3gCD63y pic.twitter.com/ALyIbXK5iM— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 25, 2020
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