Traffic Incident at 23300 Eastex Freeway
April 19, 2006 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 23300 block
of the Eastex Freeway about 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday (April 18).
The victim has been identified as Derek Anderson,
20, of New Caney, Texas. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced
dead at the scene.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
N. Nguyen and Officer D. Ertons reported:
A red Geo Tracker jeep was southbound on the
Eastex Freeway service road when the driver of the vehicle entered
the freeway by illegally driving over the curb and median. The
driver then lost control of the jeep and swerved into the path
of an 18-wheeler. After impact, both persons inside the jeep were
ejected, killing Anderson and injuring the other male who was
transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.
A black Nissan Sentra, traveling next to the 18-wheeler, was also
struck. The female driver of the Sentra was transported to Kingwood
Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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