Elder Piñeda Jr Killed in Accident at Canal St in Houston, TX

January 4, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Elder Piñeda Jr
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Canal St, Houston, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Nissan Altima
Canal St
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Nissan Altima crashed into a concrete barrier

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a driver at Canal St in Houston, TX on December 4th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 1:45 a.m. and only involved a Nissan Altima. Investigators say the Altima, operated by 32-year-old Elder Piñeda Jr, was going eastbound on Canal at the time of the crash. They allege the vehicle lost control while traveling at a high rate of speed, colliding with a concrete barrier as a result. Piñeda was taken to an area hospital with injuries believed to be serious.

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