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.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.