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Traffic Incident at 6300 Gulf Freeway

May 6, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 6300 Gulf Freeway about 5:25 a.m. today (May 6).

The victim, Catrina Chavez, age unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D. R. Hurd and Officer M. W. Potell reported:

The driver of a Metro Transit Authority bus was traveling southbound in the 6300 block of the Gulf Freeway when he struck a pedestrian who was walking across the freeway from west to east. It is unknown why the pedestrian was attempting to cross the freeway.

The investigation is continuing.


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