Traffic Incident at 10200 Gulf Freeway

December 20, 2007 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 10200 block of the Gulf Freeway (Interstate 45 South) about 7 a.m. today.

The victim’s identity is unknown at this time and is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant G.T. Hall and Officer A.N. Taylor reported:

Officers were originally dispatched to call regarding a body on the freeway, but due to the rain and traffic, did not locate the dismembered body for several hours. The freeway mainlanes remained closed during the investigation.

It is unknown when the pedestrian was originally struck and it’s believed the person was of African-American decent.

The investigation is continuing.

GO/JGA 12-20-07
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