Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 5700 Yale

February 9, 2015 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 5700 Yale about 10:25 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 8).

The male victim, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roberts and Senior Police Officer J. Gaona reported:

The victim was operating a black Suzuki motorcycle at a high rate of speed northbound on Yale. The driver of a blue GMC van was stopped at a stop sign on Patrick Street and then pulled in front of the motorcyclist, causing him to strike the van's driver's side door. The van's driver was transported to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been field in the incident at this time, pending further investigation.

KJS/JFC 2-9-15
Inc. #016963315-Y

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