POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8800 Gulf Freeway

September 18, 2015 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 8800 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 5:40 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 1).

The male victim, 19, was transported to Memorial Herman Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer J. Best reported:

The victim was driving a white Ford Expedition northbound at the above address when he apparently struck a curb and lost control of the vehicle.  The Expedition then left the roadway and struck a fence and steel boom on the east side of the freeway.  
The investigation is continuing.

KJS/JFC  9-18-15
Inc. #120538515-O

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