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Traffic Incident at 7000 Mykawa

July 1, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 7000 Mykawa about 10:45 p.m. on Friday (June 30).

The identity of the deceased male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. Two passengers in the vehicle were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer M.E. Wick reported:

The driver of a 1999 Nissan Sentra traveling westbound on Dixie Drive at a high rate of speed lost control of his vehicle while crossing the railroad tracks at Mykawa. According to witnesses, the vehicle became airborne as it crossed the tracks on the eastside of Mykawa and collided with a wooden light pole. The force of the collision 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.

NJM 7/1/06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.