Investigation into Fatal Crash at 5600 Eastex Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 5600 Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) about 11 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 6).

The identity of the deceased male victim, 33, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer D. Ashford reported:

The victim was operating a black Yamaha motorcycle on the ramp from the Eastex Freeway to connect with the eastbound lanes of the 610 North Loop when he failed to drive in a single lane and struck the outer wall.  The impact caused the motorcycle to fall to a grassy area below the freeway ramp.  Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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