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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 11800 South Sam Houston Parkway

March 7, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 11800 South Sam Houston Parkway West service road near West Bellfort about 10:05 a.m. on Saturday (March 5).

The male victim, 20 to 30 years of age, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Chambers and Officer G. Weinschrieder reported:

The driver of a black Honda Odyssey was traveling southbound on the South Sam Houston Parkway West service road.  As the Honda entered the intersection at West Bellfort, it struck a red Mazda Miata, traveling eastbound on West Bellfort.  The driver of the Mazda (victim) was killed on impact.

At this time, it has not been determined who was at fault in the accident.  There are no indications alcohol was a contributing factor.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  3-7-11
Inc. #027989411

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