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Traffic Incident at 9900 Windmill Lakes

April 7, 2007 -- Charges are pending against a suspect in a fatal traffic accident at 9900 Windmill Lakes about 11:45 p.m. on Sunday (Apr.8).

The victim, identified as Austin Jones, 18, died at the scene.

The suspect, identified as Matthew Milligan (w/m, DOB 12-1-86), sustained minor injuries and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital for observation. Charges of criminally negligent homicide are pending against him at this time.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant P. Casares and Officer S. Johnson reported:

Milligan was speeding recklessly in a 2005 red Toyota extended cab truck eastbound on Windmill Lakes, in an area that has small hills in the street, in an attempt to get his truck to come off the ground. Milligan lost control and left the roadway, struck several trees and came to a stop. Mr. Jones died at the scene while two other passengers, identified as Amber Gordon, 17, and Patrick Blake, 21, were treated for minor injuries. Blake was also transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 4-9-07
Inc# 051071607

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