Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 2700 Old Galveston Road

July 23, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 2700 Galveston Road (State Highway 3) about 7:20 a.m on June 28.

The victim, James Kuepfer, 57, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant K. Harris and Officer E. Morgado reported:

Mr. Kuepfer was operating a black Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Galveston Road and had a green light.  The driver of a blue Toyota Yaris was traveling southbound on Galveston Road and also had a green light, but failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto Central Street and was struck by the motorcycle.  Paramedics transported Kuepfer to the hospital where he later died.  The driver of the Yaris, a 39-year-old male, was cited for being at-fault in the accident.  No charges have been filed.

Inc #080771914-R
JKS/JFC  7-23-14

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