Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 7100 East Freeway

January 9, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 7100 block of the East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 3:20 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 8).

The male victim, 38, of Houston, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant B. Rogers and Officer C. Long reported:

Witnesses stated three motorcycles were traveling westbound on the East Freeway just before Interstate Highway Loop 610 when the victim, operating a black Suzuki Hyabusa motorcycle, clipped another vehicle and lost control of his motorycycle.  According to witnesses, the motorcycles were speeding and crossing in front of vehicles when the traffic accident occured.  No other persons were injured in this incident.

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/JFC 1-9-12
Inc. #003306512-F

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