Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 3700 West Loop North

July 09, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 3700 West Loop North (West Interstate Highway 610 North) about 1:10 a.m. on Sunday (July 8).

The victim, Phillip R. Prater, 41, of Houston, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Tapia and Officer T. Van reported:

Mr. Prater was driving his maroon Mercedes S550 northbound in the 3700 block of the West Loop North when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the center dividing wall.  Paramedics transported Prater to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Doctors advised he suffered a heart attack and blunt trauma.

KJS/JFC  7-9-12
Inc. #086323012-Q

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