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Traffic Accident at 22200 Loop 494

April 19, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 22200 block of Loop 494 about 12:05 a.m. today (Apr. 19).

The identity of the deceased male is pending notification to family members. A second male was flown by Life Flight helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in serious condition.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer M.E. Wick reported:

The two victims, both in their early 20s, were traveling in a 1993 Nissan 300ZX north on Loop 494 at a very high rate of speed. Witnesses said the vehicle left the road and struck a fire hydrant and a parked car. The passenger and driver were both ejected from the Nissan. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was transported to the hospital.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident. The investigation is continuing.

JFC/MES 4-19-06
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