Driver killed when SUV crashes into bayou

Michael Sparks has died within 24 hours of crashing his Jeep Cherokee into a bayou in southeast Harris County. The single vehicle accident happened at around 8:35pm near the 10100 block of Bay Area Boulevard. According to investigators the 1995 Jeep Cherokee hit a private driveway and flipped in the air before landing on its roof in the Bayou. Mr. Sparks was pulled out of the Jeep and air lifted to hospital where he died. ABC Channel 13 Eyewitness News’ report states that Sparks was driving erratically before the car accident and that witnesses tried to remove him from the submerged vehicle but couldn’t.