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Traffic Incident at 1700 Eastex Freeway

June 28, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 1700 Eastex Freeway about 7:40 p.m. on Monday (June 27).

The deceased victim was identified as Alejandro Landin Jr., four years old.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant N. Nguyen and Officer R. Breiding reported:

A red Ford Explorer was traveling north on the Eastex Freeway. For reasons unknown, the driver lost control and struck the left guardrail. The vehicle spun around and two passengers in the back seat were ejected. One of those passengers, Alejandro Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passenger, the boy's mother Veronica Landin, 38, sustained injuries described as serious, but not life-threatening. She was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The driver, Alejandro Landin Sr., 34, and a front seat passenger, daughter Elizabeth Landin, 13, were also transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with minor injuries.

JFC/JGA 6-28-05
Inc #098788005

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.