Fatal Traffic Accident at 11000 Northwest Freeway
July 28, 2008 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 11000 block of the Northwest Freeway (US Highway 290) about 1:25 a.m. last Saturday (July 26).
The victim, Hector Lopez, 25, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Morgan and Officer J. Garcia reported:
Mr. Lopez attempted to cross the southbound lanes of the Northwest Freeway on foot when he was struck by a black Chevrolet Lumina. Lopez landed on the hood of the Lumina and remained there until driver took the Mangum/Dacoma exit ramp and made an abrupt stop on the feeder road. Lopez was thrown from the hood of the Lumina and landed in the 10300 block of the Northwest Freeway service road. The driver then fled the scene and called police from home to report the accident.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.