Fatal Traffic Accident at 7800 Mlk Boulevard

January 19, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 7800 Martin Luther King Boulevard about 4:45 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 17).

The identity of the deceased male victim, 36, of Houston, is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office.

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

The male driver of a red Oldsmobile Aurora was traveling north on Martin Luther King Blvd. when he lost control of his vehicle, struck a male pedestrian, a fence and then a large oak tree. The passenger in the Oldsmobile was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in serious condition and the pedestrian was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, also in serious condition.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/JKS 1-19-10
Inc #007896210

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

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