POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 4900 Southwest Freeway

December 9, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 4900 Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) about 3 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 8).

The identity of the deceased male, 30, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Vanderbull and Officer J. Oliver reported:

The victim was operating a blue Honda motorcycle southbound in the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane of the above address when - for unknown reasons - he lost control of the bike, struck a retaining wall and was ejected down to the northbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway.  Paramedics transported the motorcyclist to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/KJS 12-9-16
Inc. #155726916-P

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