Traffic Incident at South Gessner and Beechnut
March 18, 2006 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident on South Gessner at
Beechnut about 3:10 a.m. today (Mar. 18).
The identity of the deceased victim is pending
verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D.S. Runyan and Officer T.D. Houston reported:
The driver of a late-model Jeep SUV traveling
southbound on South Gessner struck a late-model Chevrolet Impala
traveling westbound on Beechnut. A passenger in the Impala was
pronounced dead at the scene. A male believed to be the driver
of the Jeep was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while
intoxicated and a mandatory blood sample was performed on him
at an area hospital. However, it is unclear at this time whether
he was the actual driver at the time of the accident. The driver
of the Impala was transported to an area hospital in an unknown
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.