Fatal motorcycle wreck at 6100 BARKER CYPRESS ROAD

Date of Occurance: 8/5/2017 6:30:00 AM
Type of Case: DEATH DUE TO TRAFFIC
Case #: HC170125026
Location: 6100 BARKER CYPRESS ROAD
Complainant: RODNEY PEGUES
Suspect/Defendant: EARL GRAY
Notification of Next of Kin: YES
Person Notified: WIFE (BRIDGET PEGUES)
Date and Time: 8/4/2017 11:30:00 PM
Approved for Release: DEPUTY C. O’BRYANT
Title: ACCIDENT INVESTIGATOR
Details: On Friday, August 4, 2017 the Complainant was operating a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound through the 6100 block of Barker Cypress Rd. The Defendant Earl Gray was the operator of at 2003 Toyota 4Runner originally traveling southbound on Barker Cypress Rd. The Defendant entered the turn lane in the 6100 block of Barker Cypress Rd. to turn left into a private parking lot which Brenwood Dr. deadens to. The Complainant entered the intersection of Barker Cypress Rd and Brenwood Dr. at the same place and time the Defendant did while trying to turn into the private parking lot. The Complainant front of the Complainant motorcycle crashed into the right side of the Defendant’s 4Runner. The intersection of Barker Cypress Rd and Brenwood Dr. is controlled by a four way single light. The Complainant fell off the motorcycle onto the pavement. The Complainant was transported by Cy-Fair VFD to Methodist West Hospital where he died from his injuries sustained in this crash. The Defendant was found to be intoxicated, he was arrested and charged with DWI pending further investigation to determined who had the right of way in the intersection. 8/8/17 After follow up investigations with witnesses and reviewing of video footage the Defendant was found to have disregarded a red turn single light. He will be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. This case remains under investigation.