Traffic Incident at Katy Freeway near Eldridge
May 21, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident at Katy Freeway service
road near Eldridge about 2:45 a. m. today (May 21).
The identity of the deceased victim is pending
verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D. S. Runyan and Officer L. D. Ferguson reported:
An older model Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling
eastbound on the service road at a high rate of speed when the
driver suddenly veered to the right, left the roadway and struck
a tree head on. The driver was killed instantly and his injured
front seat passenger was transported to an area hospital in an
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.