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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 4900 North Freeway

January 4, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 4900 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 8 p.m. last Friday (Dec. 31).

The male victim, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S. Wilson and Senior Police Officer D. Nguyen reported:

The victim was attempting to cross the freeway on foot when he was struck by a black Ford F-150 pickup truck and then by a white Ford Taurus.  The driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries and the driver of the Taurus was not injured.

The investigation is continuing.  No charges have been filed at this time.

KJS/JFC  1-4-10
Inc. #181837410

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