Fatal Traffic Accident at 14800 Katy Freeway
March 25, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 14800 block of the Katy Freeway (Interstate Highway 10 West) about 12:10 a.m. today (March 25).
The male victim, age unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer T. Turner reported:
A blue International tractor trailer truck, with Tennessee license plates, was traveling westbound on the Katy Freeway when the driver failed to control his speed and struck a white Peterbilt tractor trailer truck, transporting sporting goods, in the rear. The second truck then lost control and flipped onto its side while the other truck, which was transporting hand soap and deodorant, caught fire. The driver of the second 18-wheeler was treated and released at the scene.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.