POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12100 Gulf Freeway

October 5, 2020 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 12100 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 4:15 a.m. on Saturday (October 3).

The victim, Johnathan Arteaga, 33, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer D. Hoang reported:

The victim was operating a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound at the above address when he attempted to enter the freeway entrance ramp.  He failed to maintain a single lane and struck a signpost on the concrete median between the service road and the entrance ramp, ejecting him from the motorcycle.  He was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

Further investigation determined he had been drinking at a nearby bar prior to the crash.

The investigation is continuing.

KJS/JFC 10-5-20
Inc. #130947120-B

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