DPS seeks information in latest racing death
Texas Highway Patrol investigators are seeking information about the driver in a hit-and-run crash on December 16 that killed a 55-year-old Cypress man. The crash occurred at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday night on SH 249, four miles south of Magnolia. Troopers believe that Dana Burkett was racing his 2005 Chevrolet Corvette against another vehicle, possibly a light-colored, newer-model, racing-style Ford Mustang or Dodge Charger, possibly with hood pins.
Witnesses told troopers that the vehicle was yellow or orange. The Corvette went partially off the roadway, striking a curb and causing Burkett to lose control of his vehicle. The Corvette overturned, striking a pole and ejecting Burkett from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred.
The second vehicle fled the scene. The second vehicle likely has some noticeable damage, including a broken window and heavy scraping to the rims and undercarriage.
Anyone with information about the wreck, the location of the vehicle or who might have been driving it is urged to call DPS at 1-800-525-5555.