Investigation into Fatal Crash at 13500 Northwest Freeway

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 13500 Northwest Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 13500 Northwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 290) about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday (December 29).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Lee and Officer E. Clark reported:

The victim, driving a silver Jeep Cherokee, and the driver of a black BMV of unknown model were traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on the Northwest Freeway. The victim tried to avoid striking a disabled tractor-trailer truck on the left shoulder of the freeway by changing lanes, but was blocked by the BMW. The Jeep swerved to the right and struck the rear of the trailer. The Jeep then spun around and was struck by a silver Chevrolet Equinox traveling eastbound on the freeway. The victim was ejected and died at the scene. No one else was seriously injured.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 12-29-18
Inc. #163971718-T

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