Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12000 East Freeway

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Incident Update
Houston Police Department


DATE: January 20, 2017 9:05:56 AM CST

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 12000 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 1:30 a.m. today (Jan. 20).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roque and Officer R. Singleton reported:

A witness stated the victim was driving a white Scion tC at a high rate of speed eastbound on the East Freeway when he rear-ended an 18-wheeler.  Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.  The driver of the 18-wheeler showed no signs of intoxication and was released.

The investigation is continuing.

JFC/VHS  1-20-17

Inc #008449617- N

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