Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 11800 East Freeway

July 30, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 11800 block of the East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 11:30 p.m. Saturday (July 28).

The victim, Tiwen Nichols, 14, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

According to witnesses, Mr. Nichols and two other juvenile males were attempting to cross the westbound lanes in the 11800 block East Freeway on foot.  The driver of a red Chrysler 500 was traveling westbound on the East Freeway and, at the last minute, saw Nichols attempting to cross the main lanes of the freeway.  The driver, who remained at the scene, stated to officers he attempted to maneuver around Nichols but was unable and fatally struck him.

The two other juveniles attempting to cross the freeway were unharmed.

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/VHS 7-30-12
Inc. #095723612-G

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