Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 6100 Southwest Freeway

July 26, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 6100 Southwest Freeway (South U. S. Highway 59) about 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday (July 25).

The male victim, 26, 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 R. Gonzales and Officer C. Tosso reported: 

The victim was operating a blue Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle southbound on the Southwest Freeway when he lost control and fell into the path of traffic.  The victim was then struck by a white Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck, also traveling southbound on the Southwest Freeway.  The victim was transported to the hospital and died.  The driver of the Chevrolet, who remained at the scene, was questioned and released.

No charges are expected to be filed in this accident.

VHS/KJS  7-26-12
Inc. #094165512-Z 

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