POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 800 East Loop

February 18, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 800 East Loop (East Interstate Highway 610) about 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 17).

The identity of the male victim, 65, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Salazar and Officer S. Coke reported:

The victim was driving a silver Buick Lacrosse southbound on the East Loop when his vehicle rear-ended an 18-wheeler that had run out of gas in a moving lane of traffic.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  No one else was injured.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/VHS 2-18-16
Inc. #021216616-W

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