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Traffic Incident at 17000 Katy Freeway

April 9, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 17000 Katy Freeway today (April 9) about 2:30 a.m.

The identities on the deceased male and female victims are unknown at this time.

HPD Traffic Division Sergeant D. S. Runyan and Officer L. D. Ferguson reported:

A Ford Expedition was traveling eastbound on the Katy Freeway at Barker-Cypress at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle lost control and rolled over several times causing the ejection of the two victims who were killed instantly. A Life Flight helicopter transported one male passenger to Memorial Hermann Hospital in serious condition. Two additional passengers, one male and one female, were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time. All victims were young adults in their late teens or early twenties.

Witnesses reported seeing the victim's vehicle driving erratically just prior to the accident. Blood tests on the driver are pending.


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.