Houston Police Department
Investigating into Man's Death at 13500 Gulf Freeway

January 27, 2014 - Houston police are investigating the death of a man in the 13500 block of the Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 9:50 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 26).

The victim, Channea Ou, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Tolls  and Senior Police Officer R. Cervantes and Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant L. Ross and Officer R. Liley reported:

Mr. Ou was driving a tan Honda Accord south on the connecting ramp from the South Sam Houston Parkway to the southbound Gulf Freeway when he struck the concrete guard rail.  After the accident, Ou walked back along the path that his vehicle had taken and then returned to the vehicle where his wife was still sitting in the front passenger seat.  He spoke to his wife in his native language, Cambodian, then ran up the connected ramp about 400 feet and climbed onto the guard rail.  Ou then fell, or puposefully jumped, to the service road below where he was pronounced dead.  Ou's wife suffered injuries as a result of the traffic accident and was transported to Southeast Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment. 

Foul play is not believed to be a factor in this incident.

JKS/VHS  1-27-14
Inc. #10889514-V/010863014-Q

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