Investigation into Fatal Crash at 5800 South Loop East
August 29, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 5800 South Loop East (South Interstate Highway 610 East) service road about 11:35 a.m. on Saturday (August 27).
The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant K. Harris and Officer M. Tamez reported:
According to witnesses, the driver of a dump truck was traveling eastbound on the South Loop East service road, made an unsafe lane change and ran the red light at the intersection of Crestmont. The dump truck then struck a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling northbound on Crestmont. The driver of the Chevrolet died at the scene.
The driver of the dump truck, who was determined not to be impaired, was detained at the scene. He was questioned and released, pending further investigation.
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