Houston man killed after crashing into ditch during street race in Chambers County, deputies say

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Street race crash leaves 1 dead in Chambers County, police said
According to police, dispatched received a call about at about 2:30 Saturday about several sports car racing on I-10 near Winnie and Mont Belvieu.

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston man died after crashing into a ditch during a street race off of I-10 in Chambers County, according to deputies.

On Saturday, deputies with the Chambers County Sheriff's Office responded to a call reporting several sports cars racing on I-10 eastbound toward the city of Winnie from Mont Belvieu at about 2:30 p.m.

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Investigators said all the sports cars fled the scene when deputies arrived.

Fifteen minutes later, a deputy reportedly found a driver, identified as 32-year-old Aniket Sanyal, who died inside a crashed car on the side of the interstate.

Authorities urge anyone with any information regarding in this case to contact the Chambers County Sheriff's Office at 409-267-2500.