Traffic Incident at 5000 North Loop East

July 21, 2007 - Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident in the 5000 block of the North Loop East (610 Loop) about 11:40 p.m. on Friday (July 20).

The suspect, Alton Duayne Carr (b/m, DOB: 6/21/67), faces possible intoxication manslaughter charges. The male victim’s identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer J. Perrotte reported:

The victim, driving a GMC flatbed truck towing an equipment trailer, was westbound on the North Loop East near Lockwood, when he pulled onto the right shoulder of the freeway and exited his vehicle. Carr, driving an Expedition, also westbound, struck the trailer at a high rate of speed and continued down the side of the trailer before striking the GMC flatbed and the victim. The Expedition then crossed over the mainlanes of the North Loop East and struck the median on the left shoulder. HFD personnel arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

The investigation is continuing.

GO 7-21-07
Inc #107534807

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