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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 7800 Monroe

February 14, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 7800 Monroe about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 13).

A male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer K. Will reported:

The driver of a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling northbound on Monroe when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree, killing a rear passenger. The driver, 19, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with severe injuries.

There are no charges filed at this time.

The investigation is continuing.

KJS/JFC 2-14-11

Inc. #018834711

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