Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 5100 North Freeway

February 4, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 5100 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 10:20 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 3).

The identity of the male victim, 21, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Park and Officer T. Riley reported:

The victim, driving a tan Jeep Wrangler southbound on the North Freeway, failed to maintain a single lane and struck the concrete barrier wall.The vehicle then crossed four lanes of traffic, the grassy median and then onto the southbound lanes of the service road. The vehicle continued traveling southwest and struck a fence and then a black PT Cruiser parked in a parking lot. The vehicle continued until it struck a pole. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles nor occupants were involved in this accident.

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/VHS 2-4-13
Inc. #014027213-P

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