POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at Eastex Freeway and 610 Loop

August 30, 2018 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at the Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) and the 610 Loop West (North Interstate Highway 610 West) about 7:50 a.m. today.  

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer O. Bledsoe reported:  

A male was operating a Kawasaki motorcycle and fleeing from Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constables northbound on the Eastex Freeway and took the westbound ramp to the 610 Loop.  The motorcycle failed to stay in a single lane and struck the concrete barrier on the north side of the freeway.  The motorcyclist was ejected and fell on the grassy area beneath the interchange ramp.  He was transported by HFD paramedics to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

The investigation is continuing.  The Harris County Precinct 1 Constables Office is investigating why the male fled from deputies.

VHS/JKS 8-30-18
Inc. #110335218-I

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.