BAYTOWN, Texas – A 19-year-old St. Thomas High School student was killed in car accident Sunday morning in east Harris County, deputies said.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around 9 a.m. on Wallisville Road near Hadden Road.
The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Dennis Duffy, a senior at St. Thomas.
"In this Easter season our faith reminds us that the life and light of the resurrected Jesus conquerors even death itself," Principal Father Patrick Fulton, CSB said in a statement released to STH parents. "This is the belief that Dennis was baptized in, that we share with him and that will sustain us through this difficult time."
Duffy was to participate in the STH Commence Exercises for the Class of 2014 on May 24.
Investigators said Duffy was heading west on Wallisville when for some reason he lost control of his car and crashed into a ditch, hitting a concrete culvert.
The teen was taken by Life Flight to a local hospital, but died a short time later, deputies said.
Deputies said he was not wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred.