Running vehicle found off highway with man dead inside

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HOUSTON – A running vehicle was found Tuesday morning off the side of the highway with a man deceased inside.

The incident was reported around 1 a.m. around State Highway 6 at Richmond Avenue.

According to police, the victim was driving north on Highway 6 in an SUV when it left the road and it hit a small dirt mound in a field. A witness noticed the SUV veer off the road and reported the incident to 911.

Responding officers discovered a 47-year-old male unconscious in the SUV, still running and the doors locked. According to police the victim had no signs of trauma and may have suffered from a medical issued prior to the accident.

The driver’s identity has not been released at this time.

The cause of the accident has not been determined and is still under investigation.

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