Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 24500 Loop 494

January 23, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 24500 Loop 494 about 7 a.m. today (Jan. 23).

The suspect, Marcus D. Davis (b/m, 5-15-89), was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Francois and Senior Police Officer O. Lewis

An HPD Traffic Enforcement officer was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 59 near the San Jacinto River when the suspect, operating a black Suzuki motorcycle, passed him at a high rate of speed.  For a brief time, the officer attempted to pursue the suspect, but was unsuccessful.  A short time later, the officer located the motorcyclist at the intersection of Northpark and Loop 494.  At that time, the officer again attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  The suspect, Davis, then fled north on Loop 494 where he struck a blue FordMustang on Martin Road.  In turn, the Mustang struck a black Ford F-250 pickup truck.  No citizens were injured in this incident.

KJS/JFC  1-23-14
Inc. #009151514-V

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