Traffic Incident at South Loop West

June 8, 2007 - Houston police are investigating a fatal accident at the South Loop West (610 South) and the southbound entrance ramp to the South Freeway (State Highway 288) about 9:45 p.m. on Thursday (June 7).

The male victim suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.

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

The victim was riding his motorcycle westbound on the 610 South Loop West and took the entrance ramp to the South Freeway at a high rate of speed and struck the outside guardrail. The victim then struck the support post and died instantly.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 6-8-07
Inc# 084097707

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