CONROE- A one-vehicle crash around 1:30 a.m. on Friday killed 25-year-old Randy Scott Lopez of Conroe.
The wreck occurred on FM 3083 near Jefferson Chemical Road. DPS Trooper Robert Oelsner said the victim was southbound in his 1997 Chevy pickup when he left the roadway for unknown reasons and went into a side skid, then crossed the roadway, went over a guardrail and struck a utility pole with the right side of the vehicle.
The driver, who was the only occupant, was already deceased when emergency crews arrived. Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Trey Spikes conducted and inquest and ordered an autopsy.
Oelsner said witnesses stated the victim was at Johnny B. Dalton’s nightclub in Conroe shortly before the crash.
Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors, he said.
The name is withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Additional information will be posted when it becomes available.