POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 10000 La Porte Freeway

September 16, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 10000 La Porte Freeway (State Highway 225 East) about 2:45 a.m. today (September 16).  

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

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

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of the La Porte Freeway and struck a Kia Optima traveling eastbound on the freeway.  Both vehicles then caught fire.  The driver of the Kia died at the scene.  The driver of the Ford was pulled from his vehicle and transported by HFD paramedics to Ben Taub General Hospital.  He is expected to survive his injuries.  

No charges have been filed at this time, as investigators are awaiting results of a mandatory blood draw.  

The investigation continues.  
VHS/JKS  9-16-16
Inc. #118702516-O

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