Traffic Incident at 2000 North Freeway

November 9, 2007 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at the 2000 block of the North Freeway (Interstate 45 North) about 12:40 a.m. today (November 9).

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office. A second male victim was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer D. Gutierrez reported:

The driver of a gray Toyota Camry was traveling north on the southbound only side of the North Freeway near Main Street, when he struck a white Mitsubishi Gallant head-on. The driver of the Toyota was transported to the hospital. The driver of the Mitsubishi died at the scene. It is unknown at this time why the driver of the Toyota was traveling on the wrong side of the freeway.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/NJM 11-9-07
Inc.# 164631407

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