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