October 31, 2013 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 2000 North Loop West (North Interstate Highway 610) about 1:40 a.m. today.
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 I. Izaguirre and Officer T. Van reported:
The victim was operating a black Suzuki GSX1300R motorcycle westbound on the North Loop West. While traveling at a high rate of speed, the victim's motorcycle struck a retractable divider at the T.C. Jester exit.
Following the traffic accident, a motorist, also traveling westbound on the North Loop, struck part of the motorcycle, causing the vehicle to catch fire. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.