Traffic Incident at 8900 East Freeway
March 9, 2007 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 8900 East Freeway
(I-10) about 11:55 p.m. on Thursday (Mar. 8).
The victim is identified as Joel W. Hamner, 55.
He was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
P. Casares and Officer M. Wick reported:
Mr. Hamner was driving a gray 2006 Chevrolet
pickup truck eastbound in the westbound lanes of the East Freeway
when he crashed into a concrete pillar just below the 610 Loop.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor; however, the victim may
have suffered from a medical condition that may have been a contributing
The investigation is continuing.
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