POLICE Department

Fatal Crash at 3800 North Loop East

February 29, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 3800 North Loop East (North Interstate Highway 610 East) about 12:20 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 27).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Thomas and Officer R. Singleton reported:

The victim was operating a blue Yamaha Chappy motorcycle and traveling from the 610 North Loop East onto the northbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway (North U. S. Highway 59) at a high rate of speed.  As the motorcyclist entered the entrance ramp to Highway 59, he lost control of the bike and struck the guardrail.  The victim was ejected from the motorcycle and fell below into a grassy field.  Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/VHS 2-29-16
Inc. #025393416-I

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