POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 4000 North Freeway

December 19, 2017 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 4000 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 5:45 a.m. today).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Officer J. Gaona reported:

The victim was driving a red GMC Sierra pickup truck southbound on the North Freeway and exited on to the 610 North Loop westbound.  While on the ramp, he lost control of the vehicle, crossed over a grassy median and then into the main lanes of the North Loop.  His vehicle was then struck by a commercial truck.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the commercial truck was questioned and released.  The driver of the GMC was at-fault in the crash.

JFC 12-19-17
Inc. #158640817-J

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