Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 4500 West Tidwell

March 07, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 4500 block of West Tidwell about 2 a.m. today (March 7). 

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Insititute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer S. Martinez reported: 

The victim was driving a black Ford Tempo at a high rate of speed westbound on West Tidwell when the vehicle veered off into a grassy median.  The vehicle then struck a tree head on and burst into flames.  The victim, the only person inside the vehicle, died at the scene. 

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JKS  3-7-13
Inc. #028190013-V

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