Fatal Accident on Leeland at Eastwood

July 7, 2008 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at the intersection of Leeland and Eastwood about 11:10 p.m. last Thursday (July 3).

The victim, Christian Garcia, 16, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Morgan and Officer D. Gutierrez reported:

A red Chevrolet Suburban, with Garcia as a back seat passenger, and three other juveniles inside, was traveling southbound on Eastwood and approaching a stop sign at the intersection of Leeland. The Suburban ran the stop sign and was struck by a white Chevrolet Cavalier traveling eastbound on Leeland. The Suburban then rolled over and landed on its top in the front lawn of a residence at 4402 Leeland. Garcia was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The three other juveniles were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in unknown condition. The driver of the Cavalier was transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition.

The investigation is continuing.

Inc. #097266708

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