POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 200 East Loop North

July 03, 2019 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 200 East Loop North (East Interstate Highway 610 North) about 8:20 a.m. today (July 3).  

The identity of the male victim, 24, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant L. Ross and Officer L. Ho reported:  

The victim was driving a tractor-trailer truck northbound on the East Loop North when a silver Toyota Camry, also traveling northbound, made an unsafe lane change in front of the 18-wheeler, causing the truck to strike the rear right side of the Camry.  The 18-wheeler then swerved, drove through a concrete retaining wall and fell from the freeway onto private property at 100 Concrete Street.  The victim died at the scene a short time later. 

The driver of the Camry was not injured.  The investigation is continuing.  


VHS/JFC  7-3-19
Inc. #084485619-F

 

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