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Traffic Incident at 2900 Eastex Freeway

September 17, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a near fatal traffic accident at 2900 Eastex Freeway about 6:10 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 16).

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant R.A. Gonzales and Officer J. Tippy reported:

The driver of a passenger vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, struck the rear of an 18-wheeler as he attempted a lane change. Freeway traffic was slowed due to rush hour traffic at the time of the crash. The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition and was not expected to survive. There were no other injuries.

The investigation is continuing.

NJM/JFC 9/17/05
Inc #142007602

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