Investigation into Fatal Crash at 900 Gulf Freeway
September 10, 2020 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 900 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday (September 9).
The identity of the deceased male is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Griffiths and Officer V. Nguyen reported:
The victim, a pedestrian, was attempting to cross the freeway at the above address when he was struck by a gray Nissan Morano traveling in the northbound lanes. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased.
The male driver, 24, remained at the scene and told responding officers he had been drinking and smoking marijuana. Following an examination by DWI Task Force officers and after consulting with the Harris County District Attorney's Office, the driver was arrested and is facing charges of driving while intoxicated.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.