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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 9300 Fannin

November 12, 2010 - Houston police are invesitgating a fatal traffic accident in the 9300 block of Fannin about 10 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 10).

The identity of the male victim, 47, who was pronounced dead at the scene is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer A. Hart reported: 

The victim was driving a white Pontiac Firebird northbound on Fannin when the vehicle struck a Union Pacific train stopped on the tracks.  The railtrack arms were down with flashing red lights and sound alarms working.  Further investigation determined the Firebird ran a red light at the intersection of Holmes Road before it struck the train. 

The investigation is continuing. 

VHS/JFC 11-12-10
Inc. #159134910


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