Man wanted for questioning in fatal traffic crash
Police have released a surveillance video of a man investigators say they want to question in connection to a traffic wreck that left a 23-year-old woman dead and her two friends injured several days ago in southwest Houston.
The crash happened at 7800 Westheimer near Stoney Brook about 6:45 a.m. Thursday, according to the Houston Police Department.
Samantha Dorsey died in the crash. Two other women riding with her in the car had minor injures.
Police said Dorsey and her friends were leaving a Walmart on Dunvale at Westheimer when they were got into a verbal altercation with a man. The altercation continued as they drove eastbound on Westheimer away from the store.
Police said witnesses told investigators the man was driving a gold Mustang with a red pinstripe on it and appeared to throw a bottle at the car in which Dorsey and her friends were riding. Whatever may have been thrown from the Mustang may have caused the driver of the other car to lose control. The car slammed into a light pole and Dorsey was thrown out. She was rushed to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, where she later died.
The other women in the car were treated for minor injuries at the hospital and then released.
The man driving the gold Mustang left the scene, police said. He was described as being about 25 years old. He was about 6 foot 2 inches tall. He had short hair tied into little spikes as if he was going to grow dreadlocks or a braid. Slits were shaved into one of his eyebrows, possibly the left.
A surveillance camera recorded the man's image. The surveillance tape can be seen on the HPD YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP8BBqAFEgg.