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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 6700 West Sam Houston Parkway North

March 23, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 6700 block of the West Sam Houston Parkway North service road about 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday (March 22).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer A. Hart reported:

According to witnesses, a male was driving a black Lincoln MK2 northbound on the West Sam Houston Parkway North service road when a red Ford Taurus ran the red light at the intersection of West Little York.  The Lincoln then struck the Taurus and the driver of the Taurus died at the scene.  The driver of the Lincoln was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in an unknown condition.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  3-23-11
Inc. #036118211

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