Auto-Pedestrian Fatality at 8300 Southwest Freeway
September 30, 2009 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 8300 block of the Southwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 South) about 4:30 a.m. today (Sept. 30).
The male victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Chambers and Officer L. Segura reported:
According to witnesses, the driver of a white Ford Ranger was traveling southbound on the Southwest Freeway with the headlights off and swerving across all lanes of traffic at a high rate of speed. The Ranger then swerved onto the right shoulder and struck the victim and the victim’s white Nissan Maxima. It has not been determined at this time why the driver of the Maxima was stopped on the shoulder of the freeway.
The driver of the Ford Ranger was transported to an area hospital where he remains in police custody with charges pending.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200 .