Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 12400 East Freeway

February 26, 2015 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 12400 East Freeway (Interstate Highway 10 East) about 2:35 a.m. today (February 25).

The male victim, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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

The victim was driving a red Chevrolet pickup truck at a high rate of speed eastbound on the East Freeway. The pickup exited the freeway at Federal Road and struck a red Toyota Camry driving on the East Freeway service road. The pickup truck then veered off the roadway and struck a utility box and a sign. The driver of the pickup truck was ejected and died at the scene.

No other persons were injured in this accident.

VHS/JKS 2-25-15
Inc. #024246315-C

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