Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 5700 Old Spanish Trail

February 2, 2015 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 5700 Old Spanish Trail about 2:50 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 31).

The identity of the male victim, 22, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Nickerson and Officer T. Branford reported:

The victim was driving a black Ford Courier at a high rate of speed eastbound on Old Spanish Trail when his vehicle struck a curb and then a telephone pole. Both the driver and a male passenger (also 22) were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where the driver was later pronounced dead.

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/JFC 2-2-15
Inc. #013067015-J

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