Auto Pedestrian Fatality at 10700 Gulf Freeway

July 22, 2008 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 10700 block of the Gulf Freeway (Interstate Highway 45 South) about 8:25 a.m. today (July 22).

The male victim, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant R. L. Gaines reported:

Patrol officers responded to a call of a large box in the far right lane of the Gulf Freeway. When officers arrived, they observed a white Chevrolet Impala, traveling southbound on the Gulf Freeway, swerve to avoid hitting the box. The Impala then struck a gray Dodge Dacoma, went out of control over the far right grassy median, struck the victim and continued onto the freeway service road.

The victim was a contract worker hired by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072.

Inc. #106427908

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