POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 1800 East Loop North

January 18, 2022 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 1800 East Loop North (East Interstate Highway 610 North) about 7:55 p.m. on Saturday (January 15).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeants F. Briones, S. Jewell and Officer C. Song reported:

According to a witness, the victim was driving a black Mercury Sable northbound at the above address when he signaled to the right, crossed four lanes of traffic, and began driving on the emergency shoulder.  The vehicle then began driving on the grass and struck a pole.  The Mercury continued a short distance before coming to a stop and catching fire.  The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

KJS/JFC   1-18-22
Inc. #006645822-Y


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