Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 400 West Sam Houston Parkway North Service Road

January 8, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 400 West Sam Houston Parkway North service road about 5:40 a.m. today (Jan. 8).

The male victim 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 Officer M. Reyes reported:

The driver of a blue Chevrolet Suburban and the operator of a blue Yamaha motorcycle (victim) were in the two left-turn only lanes to turn left onto Bohemme.  As the two vehicles entered the intersection, the Suburban, in the left lane, skidded straight due in part to the wet road conditions and struck the motorcyclist, also turning left.  The motorcyclist was killed.

The investigation is continuing.

KJS/JFC  1-8-13
Inc. #002846913-M 

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