Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 1400 Gessner

November 20, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 1400 Gessner about 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 19).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Rossman and Officer P. Pham reported:

The driver of a green Chevrolet Malibu was traveling southbound on Gessner when it struck a male pedestrian, in a crosswalk, walking west across Gessner.  Paramedics were called and transported the male to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The driver of the Malibu was questioned and did not show any signs of intoxication.  The driver had a green light and the pedestrian failed to yield the right of way.

JFC/JKS   11-20-14
Inc #147738114-X   

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