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Traffic Incident at 11600 Almeda Road

March 18, 2006 -- Charges of intoxication manslaughter are pending against a suspect involved in a fatal traffic accident at 11600 Almeda Road about 10:30 p.m. on Friday (Mar. 17).

The identity of the deceased female, who was in her 70s, 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:

A driver of a black Chevrolet Camaro traveling northbound on Almeda lost control of his vehicle and struck a southbound vehicle that had two females inside. A female passenger in that southbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition.

The driver of the Camaro was not injured. He was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. A mandatory blood sample was performed on him at an area hospital.

The investigation is continuing.

NJM/JFC 3/18/06
Inc #043239506

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