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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 7300 Gulf Freeway

April 25, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 7300 block of the Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 11:55 p.m. on Sunday (April 24).

The male victim was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer D. Brown reported:

Witnesses stated the male victim was operating a blue Suzuki motorcycle northbound on the Gulf Freeway at a high rate of speed near the 610 Loop. The victim lost control of the motorcycle as he approached the exchange and veered across all three lanes into the grass. The victim and motorcycle then went alongside a guardrail,struck a concrete column under the loop and then went back in the mainlanes of the freeway.

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/JFC 4-25-11
Inc. #052102811

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