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Traffic Incident at 1500 Bissonnet

September 29, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 1500 block of Bissonnet about 12:50 a.m. today (September 29).

The deceased male, Daniel Huffaker, was a passenger in the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver, John M. Brawley, was taken to Memorial Herman Hospital by ambulance after sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant S.R. Sorge and Officers M.E. Wick and P. McCrae reported:

A black four door Infiniti was seen by an HPD patrol officer traveling at a high rate of speed, eastbound, in the 1500 block of Bissonnet. The officer, who was westbound at the same location, turned around to initiate a traffic stop. After completing the turn, the officer saw the Infiniti veer left and drive off the roadway, striking a light pole. The passenger died at the scene. The driver submitted to a mandatory blood sample.

The investigation is continuing.

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