Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 9200 Eastex Freeway

May 7, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 9200 block of the Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) about 2:20 a.m. today (May 7).

The male victim, 31, of Houston, 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 C. Nickerson and Officer T. Hines reported:

The victim was driving a maroon Mercury Mountaineer southbound in the 9200 block of the Eastex Freeway when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the inside wall of the freeway.  The vehicle flipped and the driver (victim) was ejected from the vehicle.  A female passenger was tranported to Ben Taub General Hospital with minor injuries.  No other vehicles were believed involved in the accidnet. 

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/JFC 5-7-12
Inc. #057796212-U

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.