CCTV video shows flood victim drive to his death into high water

City officials released a video on Wednesday afternoon showing a young woman driving around a highway barrier and into high water.

The incident occurred Monday in the early-morning hours at the eastbound Westpark Tollway exit to Post Oak. The body of 25-year-old Claudia Melgar was found on Tuesday.

The Harris County Toll Road Authority released the roadway camera footage in compliance with a Public Information Request. The footage shows Melgar’s vehicle entering the high water and becoming fully submerged.

Melgar avoided a tow truck driver blocking the Westpark Tollway exit ramp onto South Loop 610 at 6 a.m. A dashcam video at the scene shows a toll road worker chasing the SUV as it passes the barrier. Investigators estimate that Melgar drove into about 17 feet of water.


By: voodoorage (34.50)

Tags: CCTV, Flood, Death, Vehicles

Location: Houston, United States