Traffic Incident at 7000 Gulf Freeway
December 17, 2005 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 7000 Gulf
Freeway about 8:40 a.m. today (Dec. 17).
The identity of the victim is pending verification
by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
M.W. Bearden and Officer J.W. Nickell reported:
The driver of a passenger vehicle was attempting
to enter the northbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway via the on ramp
when he loss control of the vehicle and began to spin. As the
vehicle crossed several lanes, it was struck by a commercial box
truck, which was traveling northbound. Both vehicles slid off
of the freeway and onto the shoulder. The driver of the passenger
vehicle died at the scene. The other driver was uninjured. Rain
was a factor in this accident.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.