Traffic Incident at 8500 Gulf Freeway
December 10, 2005 -- Charges
of intoxication manslaughter are pending against a suspect involved
in a fatal traffic accident at 8500 Gulf Freeway about 12:15 a.m.
today (Dec. 10).
The suspect is identified as Thomas Roy Kennedy
(w/m, DOB 8/5/86).
The identities of the two deceased 12-year-old
female victims are pending verification by the Harris County Medical
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D.S. Runyan and Officer S. Martinez reported:
The 17-year-old driver of a late-model Chevrolet
Cavalier was stopped in the southbound right-hand emergency lane
after running out of fuel. Witnesses reported that the driver
of a late-model Ford F-150 pickup, traveling southbound on the
Gulf Freeway, suddenly swerved across several lanes of traffic
and struck the rear of the disabled vehicle. Two 12-year-old female
rear seat passengers of the disabled Chevrolet were pronounced
dead at the scene. Another 12-year-old, a male rear seat Chevrolet
passenger, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical
condition. The 17-year-old driver of the disabled Chevrolet was
transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition
and his 14-year-old female front seat
passenger was transported to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
in an unknown
The driver of the Ford F-150 is suspected of
being intoxicated. He was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital
with minor injuries.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.