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Traffic Incident at 9200 Eastex Freeway

January 23, 2006 -- Houston police are continuing an investigation into a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at about 6:24 a.m. in the 9200 block of the Eastex Freeway.

Witnesses told HPD Mobility Incident Management Division investigator J. Nickell that a small red 2-door sedan, traveling southbound on the Eastex freeway in an outside lane, veered to the left and crossed three lanes and struck the concrete median.

The driver of the car, Jose Romero of 8066 Split Pine, was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown into the windshield and died from the impact. It is still unclear if alcohol played a part in the accident.

AW/ MES 1-23-06
Inc # 11223606-A

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