POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12700 East Freeway

May 20, 2019 - Houston police are investigating the fatal crash that occurred at 12700 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 4:50 a.m. on Saturday (May 18).

The identity of the male victim, 40, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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

The victim was standing outside his red Nissan Maxima that was disabled in the westbound lanes of the East Freeway with no lights.  The driver of a white Ford F-150, also traveling westbound, struck the Nissan Maxima, which then struck the victim.  A Volvo tractor truck towing a trailer then struck the Nissan.  The driver attempted to regain control of the 18-wheeler but swerved and then rolled over.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/VHS 5-19-19
Inc. #062526219-H


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