POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8200 North Loop East

January 17, 2017 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 8200 North Loop East (North Interstate Highway 610 East) about 3:05 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 16).

The identity of the deceased male victim, 32, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Lee and Officer M. Burton reported:

The victim was driving a brown Nissan Murano at a high rate of speed southbound on the freeway at the above address when he struck an 18-wheeler, whose driver was slowing down due to the loss of a left front tire on its tractor.  Paramedics transported the victim to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.  He was questioned and did not appear to show any signs of intoxication.

The victim was not wearing a seat belt and was possibly using a cell phone when the crash occurred.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/KJS   1-17-17
Inc #006914317-A 

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