Fatal Accident at 3200 Highway 6 North

September 02, 2008 - A male passenger involved in a traffic accident in the 3200 block of State Highway 6 North about 1:30 p.m. on August 23 has died from his injuries.

The passenger, Carlos Barona, 55, of Houston, was transported to Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital with blunt trauma to the head. Doctors pronounced him dead this morning (September 2).

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

Mr. Barona was the front seat passenger in a black 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, driven by his daughter traveling south on Highway 6, when a 2008 red Dodge Caravan pulled out in front of them. The daughter was unable to avoid the Caravan and struck it. The driver of the Caravan then got out of the vehicle and into a gray 2004 Chevrolet Impala and fled the scene. The daughter was not injured.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the driver of the Caravan is urged to contact the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072.

Inc. #122739908

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