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Traffic Incident at Wallisville at Colvin

October 19, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at Wallisville at Colvin on October 18, 2006 at 9:10 p.m.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant R. A. Gonzales and Officers Y.K. Wood, A. Alaniz and J. Vega reported:

A van with an elderly couple inside was attempting to turn east on Wallisville from Colvin, when it was struck by a wrecker driver (traveling at a high rate of speed) westbound on Wallisville.

The elderly couple in the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The wrecker driver sustained non-fatal injuries and was transported to East Houston Regional Hospital.

The District Attorney's Fatality Accident Reconstruction Team was contacted and is assisting in the investigation. Charges are pending further investigation and blood test results on the wrecker driver.

JGA/JFC 10-19-06

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