Investigation into Fatal Crash at 3800 Gulf Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 3800 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) that occurred about 6:10 p.m. on Thursday (January 6).  

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant F. Briones and Officer D. Vinton reported:

A gray Kia Rio was disabled with no lights activated in a moving lane of traffic near the above address.  The driver of a gray Jeep SUV traveling on the freeway was unable to avoid the Kia and struck the rear of the vehicle.

The driver of the Kia was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the Jeep, who was determined not to be impaired, was transported by Houston Fire Department paramedics to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/KJS 1-7-22
Inc. #002488522-Z

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