Traffic Incident at 2300 West Loop South
November 26, 2005 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 2300 West
Loop South about 6 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 25).
The deceased victim is identified as Josue Avila,
8, of an unknown address.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
H.M. Garcia and Officer R. Stafford reported:
According to witnesses, the driver of a northbound
18-wheeler struck the rear of a gold Toyota Camary as he (the
18-wheeler) attempted a lane change. This collision created a
chain of events in which the Toyota was dragged several yards
by the 18-wheeler and struck in the rear by the driver of another
vehicle, who fled the scene. Josue Avila, who was a rear seat
passenger in the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three
other passengers of the Toyota were transported to Ben Taub General
Hospital with minor injuries.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Mobility Incident Management Division's, Hit-and-Run
Section at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.