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Traffic Incident at 12500 NorthFreeway

March 16, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 12500 North Freeway about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2006.

The victim's identity is pending notification to next of kin.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Lieutenant H. Zamora and Officer D. Ertons reported:

A maroon Ford Taurus was traveling northbound in the 12500 block of the North Freeway when the driver struck a green Acura causing it to spin out of control and into the path of an 18 wheeler. The green Acura was hit on the driver's side door and became lodged between the 18-wheeler and the retaining wall. The female driving the maroon Ford Taurus continued driving and then left her vehicle on a side street. Officers located the vehicle and traced the vehicle to the female driver who was taken into custody at her residence.

The investigation is continuing and charges could be pending against the driver.

MES/JGA 3-16-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.