Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 800 North Loop East

August 20, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 800 block of the North Loop East (North Interstate Highway 610) service road about 1:15 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 18).

The victim, Rafael Jimenez, 49, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Thomas and Officer P. Tran reported:

Mr. Jimenez was traveling westbound on the service road of the North Loop East at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his brown GMC 1500 pickup truck. The vehicle then struck a concrete wall. Jimenez, who was not wearing his seatbelt, suffered a severe laceration to his forehead and died at the scene.

No other persons nor vehicles were involved in the accident.

JKS/JFC 8-20-12
Inc. #104825812-C

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