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Traffic Incident at 8900 Eastex Freeway

August 15, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 8900 Eastex Freeway northbound on August 15, 2005 about 5:45 a.m.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant J.T. Roberts and Officer M. Potell and R. Saenz reported:

A black Ford Focus was traveling northbound on US 59 (Eastex Freeway) when it struck an 18-wheeler that had slowed down for traffic. The driver of the Ford Focus exited his vehicle and walked to the side of the roadway. A silver Dodge Neon stopped behind the Focus and attempted to go around the accident, when he was struck from the rear by a Red Pontiac Grand Prix. The driver of the Neon was pronounced dead at the scene.

JGA/RMM 8-15-05

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