Fatal Traffic Accident at 13600 Gulf Freeway

October 13 , 2009 - A man seriously injured in a traffic accident in the 13600 block of the Gulf Freeway (Interstate Highway 45 South) about 9 a.m. on August 16 has died from his injuries.

The victim, John Richard, 63, was transported to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Monday (Oct. 12) from head injuries sustained in the accident.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J.P. Miller reported:

Witnesses told Clear Lake patrol officers that Mr. Richard was driving his gold Buick at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop for a white Mazda and a wrecker truck that were both stopped on the main lanes of the freeway due to a previous accident. Richard struck both vehicles and was transported to the hospital.

JKS/JFC 10-13-09
Inc. #120165209

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