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Traffic Incident at 9600 North Freeway

March 5, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal accident at 9600 North Freeway (northbound) on March 5, 2006 at 2:40 a.m.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant G. T. Hall and Officer S. Martinez reported:

A vehicle was traveling northbound on the North Freeway being followed by police. The vehicle turned off its lights and fled from police at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was well ahead of the officer when it left the roadway and struck a pole. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries.

JGA 3-5-06

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