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Traffic Incident at 3600 Gulf Freeway

August 10, 2006 -- Charges of intoxication manslaughter are pending against a suspect who caused a traffic accident that killed three people and injured three others in the 3600 block of the Gulf Freeway about 11:05 p.m. on Wednesday (August 9).

The identities of the three deceased victims are pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. Three of the four injured in the accident, including the suspect, were transported to area hospitals.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant G.T. Hall and Officer M.E. Wick reported:

The suspect was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway when his vehicle struck a van head on. The van burst into flames, killing the three persons inside. Two other vehicles were also struck, injuring two others.

The investigation is continuing.

GO/NJM/JFC 8-10-06
Inc #123349606

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