Traffic Incident at 13800 Gulf Freeway
July 28, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 13800 Gulf Freeway
service road today (July 28) about 4:30 a.m.
The identity of the male victim is pending verification
by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Traffic Division Sergeant D. S. Runyan and
Officer R. Stafford reported:
The driver of a late-model Ford Mustang was traveling
southbound on the Gulf Freeway when he decided to take the Scarsdale
exit at the last minute. The vehicle swerved towards the service
road and the driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to spin
out of control and briefly turn on its' side. As the vehicle slid
on its' side, the front seat passenger's head was caught between
the vehicle and the roadway, killing him instantly.
The driver and another passenger were transported
to Memorial Hermann Southeast hospital in an undetermined condition.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.