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Traffic Incident at 6600 South Braeswood

June 23, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 6600 South Braeswood about 10 p.m. on Thursday (June 22).

The identity of the deceased victim, a male in his late 50s or early 60s, is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer S.
Martinez reported:

As the driver traveled westbound on South Braeswood, witnesses observed his vehicle bouncing off the curbs on both sides of the roadway. The vehicle then hit a tree and came to rest against a light pole on the north side of the roadway. The preliminary investigation indicates the driver may have suffered a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, prior to the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.

The investigation is continuing.

NJM/JFC 6/23/06
Inc #097024606

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