Fatal Traffic Accident at 15400 Katy Freeway Service Road
April 14, 2009 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 15400 block of the Katy Freeway (Interstate Highway 10 West) service road about 8:50 p.m. on Monday (Apr. 13).
The male victim, 29, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant N. A. Perry and Officer P. Tran reported:
According to witnesses, the driver of a grey pickup truck, unknown make or model, was traveling westbound on the Katy Freeway and then exited at Park Ten to the service road. The truck then crossed over the double white lines and continued changed lanes to the right at a high rate of speed. Witnesses stated the victim, who was operating a Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on the service road, kept moving to the right to avoid the truck. The truck then struck the motorcycle, turned right onto Memorial Brook and continued without stopping. The motorcycle struck a curb at the median and the victim was ejected.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Division at 713-247-4065.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200 .