Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 6800 Southwest Freeway

January 5, 2015 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 6800 Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) service road about 1:35 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 3).

Three victims were pronounced dead at the scene.  Their identities are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Nickerson and Officer J. Crisler reported:

The driver of a tan Chevrolet Suburban was traveling eastbound on the service road when the vehicle left the road and struck a sign pole. The SUV then immediately caught fire.

KJS/JFC  1-5-15
Inc. #000871115-Q

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