Fatal Traffic Accident at 9100 Gulf Freeway

February 12, 2008 - Charges are pending against a suspect arrested following a fatal traffic accident in the 9100 block of the Gulf Freeway (Interstate Highway 45 South) service road about 1:20 a.m. today. 

The suspect, Jose Resendez (H/m, DOB: 9-7-81), faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter. 

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer S. Johnson reported: 

According to witnesses, Resendez was driving a black Ford Mustang, with the victim as a passenger, at a high rate of speed in the 9100 block of the Gulf Freeway service road.  The Mustang tried to pass an 18-wheeler, and then hit an entrance ramp curb and lost control.  The vehicle then went onto the sidewalk on the right side of the service road, struck a light pole and rolled several times before ejecting the victim.  Resendez was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was treated and then taken into custody. 

Inc. # 021436509

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