Officials ID Man Whose Car Plunged Off Ferryboat Landing

By: KHOU.COM Email
By: KHOU.COM Email

GALVESTON, Texas — Officials Monday identified a man who died after driving his car off a ferryboat landing.

Yi Wen Zhu, 42, of Houston, drowned, according to an autopsy performed Monday, John Florence, a spokesman with the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office, said. Zhu was a one time resident of College Station.

The manner of Zhu’s death remains under investigation, Florence said.

Zhu was the lone occupant of a car that at 5 p.m. Sunday plunged into the water on the Galveston side of the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry. Witnesses told The Daily News the car accelerated as it left the ramp where no ferryboat was docked. The driver’s intentions seemed deliberate, witnesses said.

Police divers pulled Zhu’s body from his car, which was submerged in 30 feet of water.

Officials notified Zhu’s relatives, who also live in Houston, including his former wife and son, Florence said.

The remainder of Zhu’s family lives in China, Florence said

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