Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 8600 East Loop North

December 14, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 8600 East Loop North (East Interstate Highway 610) about 1:15 a.m. today.

The identity of the male victim, 32, of Galena Park, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Tapia and Senior Police Officer E. Morgado reported:
The victim was driving a gray Chevrolet Malibu at a high rate of speed northbound on the East Loop near the Lawndale exit when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a barrel and a concrete divider. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/JKS 12-14-12
Inc #156709512-J

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