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Traffic Incident at 6400 Richmond Avenue

May 22, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 6400 Richmond Ave. about 4:30 a.m. today (May 22).

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger received non-life-threatening injuries.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant T.D. McCabe and Officer R.C. Stafford reported:

The victim's vehicle, a newer model Nissan 350Z, was traveling eastbound on Richmond Ave. at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control and struck another vehicle, which caused him to veer onto the curb and hit a small tree. The impact caused the vehicle to spin and hit a light pole on the driver's side. Toxicology tests will determine if alcohol was a contributing factor.

JGA 5-22-05

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