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Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 8800 Market

October 31, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 8800 Market about 8 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 29).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Usher and Officer C. Sartor reported:

The victim was driving a two-toned Ford Explorer at a high rate of speed westbound on Market when he crossed over into oncoming traffic. He attempted to cross back but lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over.

Investigators later determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from the parking lot of the Plum Creek Apartments at 7500 Plum Creek earlier Saturday (Oct. 29).

VHS/JFC 10-31-11
Inc. #140591611-D

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