Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 8200 Gulf Freeway

March 24, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 8200 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday (March 22).

The identity of the male victim, 51, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Officer C. Long reported:

The victim, a pedestrian, was crossing the Gulf Freeway service road, not at a crosswalk, when he was struck by a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.  Paramedics transported the pedestrian to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The driver of the truck remained at the scene and was questioned and released with no charges filed.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/VHS 3-23-14
Inc #034786814-C

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