Charges Filed in Fatal Traffic Accident at 2000 North Freeway

February 23, 2008 - Charges have been filed against a motorist involved in a fatal traffic accident the 2000 block of the North Freeway (Interstate Highway 45 North) about 10 p.m. Feb. 10. 

The suspect, Hernandez H. Florencio (H/m, DOB: 8-6-73) is charged with intoxicated assault with a motor vehicle in the 338th State District Court. 

The victim, Jose Guerrero Rodriguez, 34, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with a broken back and a broken neck.  Doctors pronounced him dead on Feb. 20. 

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeants D. Arnold and R. L. Gaines and Officer D. Brown reported: 

Florencio was driving a white 1998 Chevrolet Malibu, with Mr. Rodriguez as a back seat passenger, southbound in the 2000 block of the North Freeway.  Florencio then lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail.  Rodriguez was then transported to the hospital.  No other vehicles were involved in this incident. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Inc. #024432509

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