December 17, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 3200 South Loop East (South Interstate Highway 610 East) about 2:55 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 15).
The male victim, 36, 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 I. Izaguirre and Officer A. Valencia reported:
The victim was driving a Cadillac Escalade the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes of the South Loop East. The driver of an 18-wheeler saw the Cadillac approaching her and unsuccessfully attempted to change lanes to avoid it. However, her truck was sideswiped by the Cadillac that then struck a second 18-wheeler head-on.
The driver of the Cadillac died at the scene. The driver of the second 18-wheeler was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with minor injuries.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.