Crash mystery: Sports car driver not found after crashing into Hunting Bayou

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Police are trying to figure out how a flashy sportscar ended up smashed to pieces near the bayou (KTRK)

Mystery surrounds a car accident on the North Loop.

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SkyEye was over a car that went into a bayou this morning


The car was found along Hunting Bayou, but the driver was not.

We don't know for sure when this crash happened, but we can tell you that the car hit the feeder road guard rail, went airborne and landed on the far side of Hunting Bayou near Wallisville Road.

The 2016 Chevy Camaro is almost unrecognizable. Pieces of the car litter both sides of Hunting Bayou, and the remained of the vehicle is a mangled mess.

Wrecker driver Lee Stephens said, "Man, that's bad, that's bad. That's the worst one I've towed."

The car is only a few months old and was built for speed. There's a nitrous oxide booster system in the trunk. It has racing tires, a performance exhaust and a modified suspension.

According to police, the car was traveling so fast that after the driver hit the westbound guard rail of the 610 Loop, the car flew over Hunting Bayou, coming to rest on the other side.

Jon Anne Hoffman, who works nearby, said "It's terrible, it's awful. Wow!"

People who saw the aftermath of the accident cannot believe someone could survive the crash.

Hoffman said, "I think he is very lucky and he should go to Vegas. That's amazing that he survived that."

The driver not only survived but left the scene, according to HPD. Officers combed the bayou but could not find any sign of anyone who may have been behind the wheel.

Stephens said, "God is good."

HPD says they found out about the crash just before 6am, but do not know when it happened. We tried to track down the vehicle's owner but were unsuccessful.

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