Fatal Traffic Accident at 2300 Gulf Freeway

June 24, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 2300 block of the Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 3 a.m. today.

The male victim, age unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending vierification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer S. Johnson reported:

Witnesses reported a white Honda Civic driving the wrong way on the freeway in the area of the Gulf Freeway/State Highway 288/South U.S. Highway 59 split. The driver of the Honda (the victim), was traveling northbound on the southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway near Pierce, when his vehicle struck a red Chevrolet Blazer traveling northbound on the exit ramp to Highway 288/Southwest Freeway. The driver of the Honda was killed. The driver of the Blazer and his passenger were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 6-24-10
Inc. #091021810

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

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