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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Traffic Accident at 6400 Westpark

December 20, 2010 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident at 6400 Westpark about 4:50 a.m. on Sunday (Dec. 19).

The suspect, Walter A. Faria (b/m, DOB: 12-16-82), is charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #6.  The identity of the deceased male victim, 48, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. Bearden and Officer L. Ho reported: 

Witnesses stated a brown Dodge and a silver Mercedes SUV were traveling eastbound on Westpark crossing Hillcroft at a high rate of speed when the Mercedes struck the Dodge, causing both vehicles to lose control.  The Dodge left the road and struck a concrete support pillar of the Westpark Tollway, killing the driver.  The Mercedes spun around and struck a curb.  Its driver was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital for treatment and then taken into custody.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/VHS   12-20-10
Inc #176495910  

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