Police investigate fatal crash

A Galveston police officer takes measurements Monday, June 19, 2017, as he and other officers reconstruct the scene of a fatal crash in the 2800 block of Avenue K in Galveston. A 13-year-old boy died early Sunday after the truck he was driving crashed into two houses.


A 13-year-old boy died Sunday after the truck he was driving crashed into two houses.

The truck had been reported stolen in Galveston, and police were still looking for a passenger, who apparently fled on foot after the crash.

Galveston police received a call of a reckless driver on Seawall Boulevard about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, said Capt. Joshua Schirard, spokesman for the Galveston Police Department.

An officer responding to the call found a truck matching the description of the call and began following it as it turned north on 17th Street and then west on Avenue K, Schirard said.

The officer was flagged down by a resident on Avenue K who told him that the truck had crashed into two houses and hit two cars and rolled over at Avenue K and 28th Street, Schirard said.

A witness told police that a passenger had fled the vehicle, Schirard said.

The driver of the car was stuck in the truck, Schirard said.

Officers removed the driver, who was identified as a 13-year-old boy. He was taken to John Sealy Hospital, where he died, Schirard said. Police have not released the boy’s name or other identifying information, citing the ongoing investigation.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


(8) comments

Mark Johnson

The thug that escaped should have met the same fate.

Ryan Holliday

One child has already died, are you seriously wishing for the death of another?

D. Glam

Likes "One child has already died, are you seriously wishing for the death of another?"

D. Glam

Wow! A child......I repeat, a child. This was a 13 year old kid. I don't know why but I'm willing to bet that he lived a not so glamorous life to no fault of his own. What happened to the village? Why can't we come together as a community and figure out how we can change what the Daily News report? Yes Mark, Karma is not just biblical but a universal law. Be careful of how you wish death on anyone especially a child. Just a suggestion.

Mark Johnson

Poor, poor child. He consciously, deliberately stole a vehicle and did thousands of dollars of damage to someones home. Luckily no innocent person (possibly another child) was in that part of the house and killed.....as could be the case the next time the thugs do something so reckless and dangerous with no regard to others.

Carlos Ponce

The 13 year old, Kenneth Edmond, just graduated from 7th grade La Marque Middle School. His father says he left the house at 1 a.m. early Sunday morning with a group of kids but was not the driver.

D. Glam

Me. Johnson, I'm not saying we should glorify any of these actions. I'm simply saying as a community, let's try to guide OUR youth northward. To wish death on a child could come back to haunt you because as you said KARMA. If you are not willing to make a positive difference in the community that you live in then who knows when your tragedy will strike.

D. Glam

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