Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 11000 East Freeway

February 20, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 11000 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 2 a.m. today.

The identity of the deceased male victim, 31, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Rossman and Senior Police Officer J. Gaona reported:

The victim was operating a red Yamaha YZF motorcycle eastbound at a high rate of speed when he failed to maintain a single lane of traffic and struck the center concrete divider. He was thrown from the bike and landed in the westbound lanes of traffic. He was then possibly struck by a vehicle, but there were no witnesses and no vehicles that stopped to report striking the victim. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle was found to be stolen out of Harris County.

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/VHS 2-20-14
Inc. #021350814-K

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