POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 6800 Southwest Freeway

June 5, 2017 - Houston police are investigating the fatal crash that occurred at 6800 Southwest Freeway (South  U.S. Highway 59) at 12.55 a.m. on Sunday.

The identity of the victim, 31, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Kopulos and Office E. Clark reported:

The victim was driving a Honda S2000 at a high rate of speed southbound on the Southwest Freeway service road and failed to maintain a single lane.  The driver lost control of the vehicle, possibly due to the wet conditions on the roads or, according to one witness, to avoid a vehicle exiting a parking lot.  The vehicle then struck a light pole and the guardrail of the freeway.  The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/VHS 6-5-17
Inc. #070085517-Q

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