Fatal Traffic Accident at 7925 FM 1960 West

March 2, 2009 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 7925 FM 1960 West about 6:10 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 28).

The victim, Martin Kepplinger, 42, of Houston, was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant L.H. Lefler and Officer L. Ho reported:

A female motorist was driving a BMW sedan south on the outer-ring of Willowbrook Mall and turned left in front of an approaching motorcyclist (Mr. Kepplinger).  The motorcyclist crashed into the car and sustained serious head trauma because he was not wearing a helmet.  The victim was flown by Life Flight helicopter to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.  The BMW driver provided a voluntary sample of her blood for analysis and was released.  

The investigation is continuing.

Inc #030057109


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