Fatal Traffic Accident on Gulf Freeway at Woodridge

February 20, 2008 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident on the Gulf Freeway (Interstate Highway 45 South) at Woodridge about 12:20 p.m. today.

One adult male and an infant were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where they were pronounced dead.  Their ages and identities are pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Casares and Officer C. Rooke reported:

Witnesses said the adult male victim was driving a silver Buick in an aggressive manner northbound on the Gulf Freeway when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail.  The vehicle then swerved into the path of an 18-wheeler.  The driver and an infant passenger were transported to the hospital.  A female passenger in the Buick suffered serious injuries and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

The investigation is continuing.

Inc #025724909

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