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Traffic Incident at 17900 Gulf Freeway

September 11, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal accident at 17900 Gulf Freeway today (September 11), about 2 a.m.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer S. Bolton reported:

A 4-door sedan was travelling southbound on the Gulf Freeway when it pulled over to the emergency lane, on the right side, to change drivers. Before the sedan could get on the road again, it was struck from behind by a pick up truck. The driver of the pick up truck was an intoxicated male. A male and a female in the sedan were killed instantly. Two other female passengers of the sedan were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, one in poor condition. The driver of the pick up truck was transported with an apparent broken collarbone.

JGA 9-11-05

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