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Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 8300 Hempstead

October 19, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 8300 block of Hempstead Road about 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 18).

The male victim, 51, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Usher and Officer N. Luu reported:

The victim, driving a maroon Toyota Corolla, was traveling southbound in the 8300 block of Hempstead Road when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the side of a tan Chevrolet Impala. The Corolla then struck head-on a gray Ford F-350 pickup truck. The drivers of the Chevrolet and Ford did not suffer any injuries.

JKS/JFC 10-19-11
Inc. #135266711-C

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