POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 6200 South Freeway

February 18, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 6200 South Freeway (State Highway 288) about 1:45 a.m. today.

The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roque and Senior Police Officer J. Gaona reported:

The driver of a black Dodge Charger was traveling northbound on Highway 288 when he left the roadway, drove onto the median, then struck a concrete barrier before landing on the walking trail near the bayou below.  The passenger in the Charger was died at the scene.  The driver was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  He was examined by an HPD DWI officer who observed no signs of intoxication.  

Currently, there are no charges in this incident.  The investigation is continuing.

KJS/JKS 2-18-16
Inc. #021298516-J

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