Traffic Incident at 5700 Eastex Freeway
May 11, 2006 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 5700 block of
the Eastex Freeway about 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday (May 10).
The deceased victim is identified as Hector Gomez,
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
J.A. Ogden and Officers J.E. Tippy and R.A. Breiding reported:
Mr. Gomez was driving a black Chevrolet Trail
Blazer south on the Eastex Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 North) and
approaching the exits to the 610 North Loop. The vehicle left
the roadway, struck a speed limit sign and then the vertical support
pole to the overhead sign above the freeway. The impact resulted
in Gomez being pronounced dead at the scene.
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