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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 1000 North Freeway

October 19, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 1000 block of the North Freeway (Interstate 45 North) about 5:45 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 18).

The male victim, 23, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant N. A. Perry and Senior Police Officer J. Ortiz reported:

Witnesses reported a blue Pontiac was traveling southbound on the North Freeway at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of lanes of traffic. The driver then struck the westside retaining wall, which caused the vehicle to roll several times, catching fire. The driver was ejected during the roll over. No other persons or vehicles were involved in this accident.

JKS/JFC 10-19-10
Inc. #148086210

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