Traffic Incident at 5900 East Sam Houston Parkway
January 14, 2006 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 5900 East
Sam Houston Parkway South about 1 a.m. today (Jan. 14).
The identity of the deceased victim, a 22 year-old
male, is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
H.M. Runyan and Officer T.D. Houston reported:
The driver of a Ford F-150 truck was traveling
westbound on the Sam Houston Parkway service road at a high rate
of speed. He lost control of his vehicle and collided with a wooden
light pole. The force of the collision broke the pole in half
and caused extensive damage to the victim's vehicle. He was pronounced
dead at the scene. It appears no other vehicles were involved.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.