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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 800 South Loop West

March 23, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 800 block of the South Loop West (South Interstate Highway 610 West) about 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday (March 22).

The male victim, between 50 and 55 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 S. Wilson and Officer C. Sartor reported:

The driver of a dark blue Nissan Maxima was traveling westbound in the 800 block of the South Loop West when he struck a pedestrian (victim) crossing the mainlanes of the freeway.  The victim died at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  3-23-11
Inc. #035887511

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