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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 3400 North Freeway

September 15, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 3400 block of the North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 11:40 a.m. today (Sept. 15).

The male victim, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identify is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Francois and Senior Police Officer R. Ontiveros reported:

Witnesses reported the driver of a white Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on the North Freeway when the victim, who was standing on the right shoulder of the freeway, ran in front of the Toyota and caused the vehicle to strike him.  The driver of the Corolla remained at the scene and investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in this accident.

No charges have been filed at this time.

KJS/JKS  9-15-10
Inc. #132062410

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