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Trike rider dies after striking SUV
La Porte

Media Relations Information for 08/07/2017

Public Relations Officer – Sgt. Bennie Boles

 

Trike rider dies after striking SUV 

Saturday August 5th, 2017 at approximately 12:00pm, the La Porte Police Department (LPPD) received a 911 call for a major crash in the 10800 block of West Fairmont Parkway. La Porte Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were quickly dispatched to the crash scene.  Upon arrival it was immediately discovered that the driver of one of the vehicles involved, a Harley Davidson Trike, was seriously injured.  He was quickly transported by La Porte EMS to Bayshore Hospital, Pasadena Texas where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. The deceased was identified as 76 year old La Porte resident, Charles “Chuck” Summersill.

 

The investigation revealed that the white male operator was traveling at highway speeds during a heavy downpour with poor visibility. He struck the back of a Sport Utility Vehicle stopped for the red light at Bay Park Road. There were no other reported injuries.