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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 9500 North Loop East

August 11, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident the 9500 block of the North Loop East (610 Loop East) service road about 2 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 10).

The male victim, 19, was transported to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. Stewart and Officer R. Veal reported:

The victim was driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck on the North Loop East and exited at Gellhorn at a high rate of speed. A green tractor-trailer truck was traveling eastbound on the North Loop service road and, as the 18-wheeler was making a right turn onto 9100 Gelsby, the Dodge sped around the right side, struck a curb and the bumper of the trailer. The Dodge lost control, struck a utility pole and a metal pole, and then came to a stop. The driver of the Dodge was then taken to the hospital where he died. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

VHS/JFC 8-11-11
Inc. #103640311

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