Fatal Traffic Accident at 1000 Wakefield

February 11, 2008 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 1000 Wakefield about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday (February 10).

The victim, Gaylene R. Bates, 49, of 1218 Wakefield, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D. Morgan and Officer E. McClendon reported:

The victim was driving a white Toyota 4-Runner westbound on Wakefield. While approaching Du Barry Street, the driver struck the curb to the left of the roadway and drove onto the grass. The vehicle traveled about 60 feet in the grass before striking a tree.

Several witnesses stated the driver, Ms. Bates, was traveling at a high rate of speed, about 60 to 70 miles per hour.

The investigation is continuing.

AAW/JFC 2-11-08
Inc. #020394708

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