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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 5500 East Houston Road

January 10, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 5500 East Houston Road about 3:15 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 8).

The identity of the male victim, 24, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Love and Officer R. Veal reported:

The victim was operating a red Honda motorcycle southbound on East Houston Road when he attempted to pass a blue Dodge Stratus.  In so doing, the victim struck the Stratus, entered onto the shoulder of the road and was ejected from his motorcycle.  He died at the scene.  The driver of the Stratus fled before officers arrived.

Hit and Run investigators located the Stratus, along with its owner and are following leads to determine the identity of the individual driving it at the time of the accident.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/VHS   1-10-11
Inc #003332711

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