Houston Police Department
Suspect Arrested in Fatal Traffic Accident at 2525 Southwest Freeway

October 15, 2012 - Houston police have arrested a suspect in a fatal traffic accident at 2525 Southwest Freeway (South US Highway 59) about 12:20 a.m. today.

Theodore Adolphus Hargrove (b/m, DOB: 6-20-79) is facing charges of two counts of intoxication manslaughter. He is accused in the deaths of a male driver and female passenger, whose identities are pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S. Sorge and Officer P. Tran reported:
Hargrove was driving a black Chevrolet Impala at a high rate of speed on the Southwest Freeway service road and ran a red light at Kirby. He then veered off the roadway and into the parking lot of a Shell gas station at the above address. Hargrove then struck the driver's side door of a blue Chevrolet Impala, driven by the victim. The blue Impala was sitting in the driveway of the service station, waiting to exit onto the service road. The victim and his passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition. He was found to be under the influence of illegal narcotics.

JKS/JFC 10-15-12
Inc. #130765412-W

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