The tragic death of 16-year-old Roman Spencer Kogucki last Friday night, Oct. 26, at around 11:45 could be attributed to speed, according to the investigators
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer F. Flynn said Kogucki was driving his silver Saturn Vue southeast in the 1700 block of Willow Terrace at a high rate of speed when he did not stay in a single lane, veered away from the roadway, and hit a tree. The impact was so intense that the vehicle was divided in two. A nearby resident heard the crash, and immediately called the 911 as the neighborhood attempted to render aid to the victim. Kogucki was pronounced dead at the scene.
Area residents recalled that this is exactly the same spot where a local eye doctor died from a single-vehicle accident, just over ten years ago.
A prayer vigil was held for the teen on Saturday at St. Martha’s Catholic Church where a number of mourners came to pray for the family.
Kogucki, a member at St. Martha’s Catholic Church was very active in his involvement with the EDGE youth ministry program. As a student leader, he was also an Eagle Scout in Boy Scout Troop 727 and a member of the Kingwood High School golf team.
Team of counselors came to the campus this morning to help his friends cope with his sudden death.
The will also be holding a visitation and rosary on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. with the rosary beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Martha Catholic Church, 4301 Woodridge Parkway.
A memorial Mass of Resurrection for the deceased will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at the church.
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