January 3, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 6600 block of the South Loop East (South Intertstate Highway 610 East) about 6:50 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 1).
The male victim, 34, 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 Y. Estrada reported:
The victim was intoxicated and attempted to cross the main lanes of the South Loop East when he was struck by a blue Chevrolet pickup truck. The driver of the Chevrolet remained at the scene after the accident.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.