Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 1900 North Loop West

September 12, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 1900 block of the North Loop West (North Interstate Highway 610 West) about 1:30 a.m. today (Sept. 12).

The male victim, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  A second victim, a female passenger, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S. Sorge and Senior Police Officer J. Gaona reported: 

The victim and his passenger were in a silver Infiniti G35 stalled out in the eastbound lanes of the North Loop West when their vehicle was struck from behind by a black Dodge Charger.  The victim died at the scene and his passenger was transported to the hospital.  The female driver of the Dodge was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital for a mandatory blood test.

No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  9-12-12
Inc. #116065712-D

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