Traffic Incident at Beltway 8 and Northchase
December 31, 2005 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at Beltway 8
and Northchase about 1:20 a.m. today (Dec. 31).
The identity of the deceased victim is pending
verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D.S. Runyan and Officer S. Martinez reported:
A vehicle being driven by the victim entered
onto the Beltway by driving across the grassy median at the dead
end of Northchase. Once on the Beltway, the victim's vehicle stalled
in a moving lane of traffic. The driver of another vehicle struck
the victim as he exited his disabled vehicle. He was pronounced
dead at the scene. A mandatory blood sample was taken from the
driver of the striking vehicle. The deceased victim showed signs
of intoxication. Three passengers in the striking vehicle were
transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.