Tragic Stories Emerge of Drownings, Electrocutions


More than four dozen people have died or remain missing because of Harvey.

The victims of the storm and subsequent flooding include six family members whose van half-sank near Greens Bayou and a 60-year-old Houston police officer.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences tells the Houston Chronicle that most of the storm deaths were drowning accidents.

Here are some of the deaths:

--Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez, 60, drowned in his car in while driving to work. He was trapped in high water at Beltway 8 and the Hardy Toll Road. 

--Alexander Kwoksum Sung, 64, died inside his clock repair shop.

--Nursing home patient Ronald Zaring, 82, died of a heart attack while being evacuated on a charter bus.

--Andrew Pasek, 24, died after stepping on live electrical wires while trying to get to his sister's stranded cat.

--Belia and Manuel Saldivar, both in their 80s, and their four great-grandchildren died when their van was caught up in the floodwater's current. The children, ages 6 to 16, were students in the Pasadena school district.

--Former Clear Creek High School track and football coach Ruben Jordan, 58, was recovered by boat.

--Katy minister Donald Rogers, 65, and his wife Rochelle, 58, died when when they drove into high water on Pool Hill Road.

--Lisa Jones, 60, of Porter, died when a tree fell on her trailer as she slept.

--Two people died in Jasper County when a tree fell on their vehicle as they drove down FM 777. They were Russell Barnes, 51, and Ginger Barnes, 43, of Alvin. 

--Beaumont police found a 3-year-old girl still holding tightly to the body of her drowned mother, 41-year-old Colette Sulcer, 41. The girl is expected to fully recover.


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