Double Fatality Accident at Interstate 45 and Dixie Farm Road
September 20, 2008 - Houston police are investigating a double fatality accident at the Interstate 45 South (Gulf Freeway) service road intersection at Dixie Farm Road about 10:15 p.m. on Friday (September 19).
The victims, both 21-year-old males, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities are pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer A. Alaniz reported:
An 18-wheeler tractor-trailer was stopped on the northbound Gulf Freeway (I-45 South) service road at Dixie Farm Road, preparing to make a right turn into a parking lot. The driver of the tractor-trailer allowed traffic to pass to her right when she saw a light (from one of two motorcycles) about one-half mile behind her. Believing she had enough time to turn, she began entering the parking lot when two motorcycles, driven by the victims, struck her vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing the motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed, racing on the service road.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.