September 14, 2011 - Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident in the 15500 block of the Eastex Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 North) about 8:15 a.m. today (Sept. 14).
Jesus Alberto Acosta (H/m, DOB: 8-13-91) faces a charge of criminally negligent homicide. He is accused in the death of a male victim, 40, who was pronounced dead at LBJ Hospital. The victim's identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Senior Police Officer A. Taylor reported:
Acosta was driving a gray Infiniti G35 northbound on the Eastex Freeway, along with the drivers of a silver Nissan pickup truck, a red Ford pickup truck, a red Honda motorcycle (operated by the victim) and a black Chevrolet pickup truck (or SUV). Witnesses reported it appeared the Infiniti, the Chevrolet and possibly the motorcycle were racing when Acosta's Infiniti struck the Nissan in the left lane. The Infiniti then swerved to the right, struck the Ford and then went onto the shoulder and hit a small tree. The victim then struck the Ford before losing control and sliding sideways on his motorcycle across the freeway. The victim was transported to the hospital. The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene. There were no other injuries involved in the accident.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information on the driver who fled in the black Chevrolet truck is urged to contact the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.