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Traffic Incident at 4800 South Loop East

January 25, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 4800 block of the South Loop East about 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2006.

The male victim's identity is unknown at this time.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant R. A. Gonzales and Officers R. Stafford and R. Breiding reported:

According to an eyewitness, the driver was traveling in the 4800 block of the South Loop East when he lost control of a stolen truck and swerved across two lanes of traffic, before striking the outside guardrail. The impact and sloping embankment caused the truck to roll over several times, ejecting all four people inside, prior to coming to a stop on the service road. One of the passengers was pronounced dead at the scene and the other three were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. During the investigation, officers found marijuana inside the truck and learned the truck had been stolen in an aggravated robbery. The 16-year-old male driver of the vehicle will be questioned by HPD Juvenile Division

The investigation is continuing.

MES/JFC 1-25-06
Inc #0013048906

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