Fatal Traffic Accident at 1400 Tidwell

June 29, 2009 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 1400 block of Tidwell about 2 a.m. today.

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer J. Gaona reported:

The victim was driving a blue Ford Expedition, with one front and three back male passengers, eastbound on Tidwell at a high rate of speed when he went up over a curb. The Ford then went over a grassy area and struck a concrete retaining wall at West Hardy head on. The driver was killed and the four male passengers were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in unknown conditions.

The investigation is continuing.

Inc. #094737209

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