POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9900 Gulf Freeway

August 13, 2018 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 9900 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 1 a.m. today.  

The identity of the deceased male victim, 31, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rodriguez and Officer F. Flynn reported:  

A female driver of a red Honda Accord and male driver of a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck got into an argument at another location and left in separate vehicles.  At some point, the two drivers, in a dating relationship, stopped their vehicles on the Gulf Freeway, got out and argued briefly.  They then got back into their vehicles and drove away. 

According to witnesses, both vehicles were northbound on the Gulf Freeway service road when the Silverado swerved in a possibly intentional manner toward the Honda and struck the vehicle.  The driver of the Silverado then lost control of the pickup truck, veered toward the right, struck a curb and rolled over.  The driver was ejected and died at the scene.  The driver of the Honda was not injured.  

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 8-13-18
Inc. #102840918-X

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