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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at South Freeway and North MacGregor

October 29, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at the South Freeway (State Highway 288 South) and North MacGregor about 2:10 a.m. today.

The male victim, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. A second male, also in his 30s, suffered head trauma and cuts and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in an unknown condition.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Couch and Officer M. Johnson reported:

According to witnesses, a green Ford Explorer, with two males inside, was driving southbound on State Highway 288. For reasons unknown, the Explorer drove off the road just before the MacGregor overpass. The Explorer then went through a guardrail, over Braes Bayou, and landed on a concrete embankment on the opposite side of the bayou. The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side. One male died inside the vehicle. The second male, claiming to be the passenger, exited the vehicle and was taken to the hospital.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 10-29-10
Inc. #153048110

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