John Sautter Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- September 18, 2022, John Sautter was killed following an accident where a vehicle crashed off the side of the road.
Investigators said that the crash took place at around 3:40 p.m. along Grand Parkway near Champion Forest Drive.
According to details given, 76-year-old John Sautter was in a BMW SUV traveling westbound along Highway 99. For reasons not yet confirmed, the vehicle ran off the side of the road where it crashed into a pair of signs, then went over the Champion Forest median.
Sautter was said to have sustained fatal injuries. There were no details to suggest that anyone else was involved. Police mentioned investigating alcohol as a potential factor, but this and other details have yet to be verified.
Commentary on John Sautter Single-Vehicle Accident in Harris County
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