Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 1600 North Loop

October 10, 2013 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 1600 North Loop (North Interstate Highway 610) about 9:10 a.m. today.
The victim, Luis Lauro Martinez-Duran, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Francois and Officer D. Hussain reported:

Mr. Martinez-Duran was traveling westbound on the 610 North Loop when he failed to control his speed and struck a black Kenworth truck that had stopped because of a stalled 18-wheeler. The driver of a white Mercedes C300 sedan then struck the rear of Martinez-Duran's vehicle.

There are no charges in this incident and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

KJS/JFC 10-10-13
INc. #127092313-E

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