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Traffic Incident at 14200 Briar Forest

March 25, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 14200 block of Briar Forest about 3:05 p.m. Thursday (March 24).

The victim, Gary Wayne Pike, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Traffic Division Sergeant R. A. Gonzales and Officers J. Tippy and R. Breiding reported:

The victim and a passenger, identified as his 14-year-old daughter, were traveling on Briar Forest when he lost control of his vehicle. According to the daughter, her dad was driving eastbound on Briar Forest when he appeared to be in some sort of discomfort. The victim leaned back in his seat and immediately appeared to lose consciousness which caused his foot to hit the gas pedal. The vehicle accelerated rapidly, swerved left and struck the center median and a tree. After striking the tree, the vehicle rolled over and struck a second tree before coming to a stop.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and transported the victim's daughter to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where she is listed in good condition. The victim's cause of death will be determined by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

NJM/MES 3-25-05

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