Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 8300 South Loop East

January 22, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 8300 South Loop East (South Interstate Highway 610 East) about 3:25 p.m. last Saturday (Jan. 19).

The identity of the male victim, 22, of Houston, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant B. Rogers and Officer M. Mathews reported:

The victim was operating a Yamaha R1 motorcycle and traveling north on the Highway 225 ramp from the South Loop at a high rate of speed.  He lost control of the motorcycle, struck the right wall and was ejected from the bike.  Paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene.  No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/VHS   1-22-13
Inc #007501313-Q

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