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Traffic Incident at Hillcroft at Clarewood

July 23, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at Hillcroft at Clarewood about 4:25 a.m. today (July 23).

The identity of the deceased victim is pending notification to the next of kin and an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D. S. Runyan and Officer S. Martinez reported:

The deceased male was driving a white four-door sedan westbound on Clarewood and failed to yield the right of way when leaving the stop sign at Clarewood and Hillcroft. The vehicle was struck by a pickup truck traveling northbound on Hillcroft. Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the driver of the sedan dead. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured; however, he was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. A passenger in the pickup returned to the scene after initially fleeing the accident.

The investigation is continuing.


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