Investigation into Fatal Crash at 5800 South Sam Houston Parkway East

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 5800 South Sam Houston Parkway East service road (Beltway 8) about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 26).

The male victim, approximately 40, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant E. Fendia and Officer L. Vieira reported:

The victim was walking westbound on the service road at the above address on the right side of a moving lane of traffic. Due to poor lighting conditions, the driver of a black Toyota Prius, also traveling westbound in the same lane of traffic, did not see the victim until the last moment.  The driver attempted to swerve to miss the pedestrian but was unable to do so.

The driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of intoxication.

There are no charges in this incident at this time. The investigation is continuing.


KJS/JFC 9-27-17