Traffic Incident at 12200 Katy Freeway
June 23, 2005 -- A suspect has
been arrested and charged in the fatal traffic accident at 12200
Katy Freeway about 1:30 a.m. today (June 23).
The suspect, Sung Wan Chon (A/m DOB: 6-17-72)
has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. The male victim's
identity is pending notification to next of kin by the Harris
County Medical Examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at the
Houston Mobility Incident Management Division
Sergeant D. S. Runyan and Officer I. M. Labdi reported:
Houston police observed the suspect driving erratically
on the service road after responding to a citizen's report of
a D.W.I. Before police could catch up to Chon's vehicle, Chon
veered across the grass median, cut across all lanes of traffic
on the freeway, and struck the center retaining wall. The victim,
who was a passenger in Chon's vehicle, was ejected from the vehicle
and then ran over by it.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.