Fatal Traffic Accident at 2300 Southwest Freeway

November 16, 2009 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 2300 Southwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 South) about 8 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 14).

The identity of the deceased male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S.L. Brown and Officer J. Brown reported:

The male victim was skateboarding on the Hazard Street bridge over the Southwest Freeway when, for unknown reasons, he fell from the bridge onto the freeway. He was struck by the driver of an 18-wheeler and transported to Ben Tab. General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is continuing.

JFK/KJS 11-16-09
Inc #166561409

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