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Traffic Incident at 3900 North Highway 6

August 19 , 2006 -- Charges are pending against a suspect involved in a fatal traffic accident at 3900 North Highway 6 about 6:30 p.m. on Friday (August 18).

The identity of the deceased male victim, 36, is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant R. Gonzales and Officer D.W. Ertons reported:

The driver of a SUV, traveling north on Highway 6 at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic, struck another vehicle which was sitting at a red light and towing a trailer. The SUV spun out of control into the southbound lanes of Highway 6 where it struck another SUV, causing that vehicle to rollover. The driver of the second SUV was pronounced dead at the scene and his passenger was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital via Life-flight in critical condition. A southbound Pontiac was struck by the second SUV.

The driver of the first SUV smelled of an alcoholic beverage and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment. He was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and a mandatory blood sample was taken.

NJM 8/19/06
Inc #128045406

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.