POLICE Department

Fatal Crash at 7700 Airline Drive

March 28, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 7700 Airline Drive about 6:05 a.m. today (March 28).  

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer D. Ashford reported:  

The driver of a black Chevrolet Suburban was traveling northbound on Airline when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle veered out of its lane and left the roadway.  The Suburban then struck a wooden light post, went airborne, struck a large tree and then a taco truck before coming to a stop in the parking lot of a furniture store.  The victim was found a few feet away from the vehicle, where he was pronounced deceased.  Witnesses reported speaking to a female who said she was involved in an accident and asked for a ride away from the location.  Officers searched the area and located the female near the crash scene and she was taken into custody 

The investigation is continuing.  

VHS/JKS  3-28-16
Inc. #039297116-X

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.