Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 5300 Navigation

August 31, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 5300 Navigation about 2:40 a.m. today.

The identity of the deceased male victim, 23, of Houston, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. A second man, also 23, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer J. McCrady reported:

The victim was driving a gray Ford F-150 eastbound on Navigation at a high rate of speed when the truck left the roadway and struck a tree. Neither the victim nor his passenger was wearing a seatbelt. Both men were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where the victim was pronounced dead.

Evidence at the scene indicated alcohol was involved in the accident.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/VHS 8-31-12
Inc #110675612-A

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