Retired HPD officer killed when his truck crashes
A retired police officer died on Wednesday after he lost control of his pickup and crashed in southeast Houston.
The former Houston police officer, who has not been identified, was killed about 4:30 p.m. while driving along the 12600 block of North Featherwood, HPD officials said.
He lost control of his Toyota Tundra pickup, which veered off the road and struck a light pole and a tree, police said.
The driver was alone in the pickup and died at the scene, police said.
The investigation into the fatal crash is continuing.
Houston police officials confirmed later Wednesday the driver was a retired HPD officer but said Harris County medical examiners would release his identity.