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Traffic Incident at Northwest Freeway

April 26, 2007 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at the Northwest Freeway mainlanes (U.S. Highway 290) near West 43rd about 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday (Apr. 25).

The male victim, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyon and Officer M.E. Wick reported:

Witnesses saw three motorcyclists traveling east on U.S. Hwy 290, at a speed approaching 100 mph, when one of the motorcycles struck the rear end of an 18- wheeler traveling in the same direction. One of the other motorcyclists went down but was not injured.

No charges are anticipated at this time.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/GO 4-26-07
Inc# 055832107

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