POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9000 Eastex Freeway

August 14, 2015 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 9000 Eastex Freeway (North U. S. Highway 59) about 4:05 a.m. today.
The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Thomas and Officer Y. Haq reported:  

The victim was driving a blue GMC Sierra pickup truck at a high rate of speed the wrong way on the Eastex Freeway.  The GMC then struck a tractor-trailer truck head-on.  The victim died at the scene.  The driver of the 18-wheeler suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  

The investigation is continuing.  

VHS/JFC 8-14-15
Inc. #105107915-S

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