Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 2400 Memorial Drive

January 18, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 2400 Memorial Drive about 10 a.m. today (Jan. 18).

The male victim, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Senior Police Officer R. Davidson reported:

The victim was operating a red Honda motorcycle eastbound on Memorial Drive when he failed to maintain a single lane and left the roadway.  The motorcycle struck a tree and then landed in Buffalo Bayou.  The motorcyclist was found about 10 a.m. today by a boat crew cleaning the bayou.  It is believed the accident occurred sometime shortly after the victim left his home around midnight.

KJS/VHS  1-18-12
Inc. #007461512-H

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