POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8900 East Freeway

August 29, 2018 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 8900 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 8:15 a.m. today.

The identity of the male victim, 19, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Prejean and Officer M. Tamez reported:

Witnesses stated the victim was in the driver's seat of a disabled gray Mazda 3 in a moving eastbound lane of traffic at the above address when his car was struck from behind by a black Jeep Wrangler.  Paramedics transported the victim to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

The Jeep's female driver, who showed no signs of impairment, was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.    

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/JKS 8-29-18
Inc. #109901718-P

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