POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8900 North Loop

February 15, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 8900 North Loop (North Interstate Highway 610) about 11:55 p.m last Friday (Feb. 12).

The male victim, 45, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roque and Officer G. Anderson reported:

The victim was driving a blue Chevrolet Impala eastbound on the North Loop at the above address when he struck the rear of an 18-wheeler.  The Impala then overturned and caught fire.  The driver of the 18-wheeler remained at the scene, was evaluated, and showed no signs of intoxication.  He was questioned and released.

The investigation is continuing.

KJS/JFC 2-15-16
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