Traffic Incident at South Shepherd and Westheimer
September 28, 2006 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at South Shepherd
and Westheimer about 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 27).
The identities of the two deceased victims, a
man and a female, are pending verification by the Harris County
Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D.S. Runyan and Officer M.E. Wick reported:
Witnesses reported seeing a Mercedes Benz traveling
westbound on Westheimer at a high rate of speed and run the red
light at South Shepherd. The Mercedes crashed into a Pontiac Firebird
which was northbound on South Shepherd, killed the passenger of
the Pontiac. The driver of the Mercedes and his passenger were
transported to an area hospital with undetermined injuries where
the driver submitted a mandatory blood sample. Alcohol may have
been a factor.
The investigation is continuing.
NJM/ GO 9/28/06
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