Traffic Incident at 5100 North Wayside

September 24, 2007 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 5100 block of North Wayside about 7:40 p.m. on Sunday (September 23).

The victim, Cristobal Chali, 39, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital and later died from his injuries.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant R.C. Gonzalez and Officers Y. Bashir and P. Robles reported:

Witnesses stated Mr. Chali was traveling north on North Wayside at a high rate of speed in a late-model Plymouth Neon when he failed to stay in his lane. The Neon struck the curb, went airborne and struck a tree in the median before coming to a stop. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Two beer cans were observed inside the Neon.

VHS/JGA 9-24-07
Inc# 140534307

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