Investigation into Fatal Crash at 7600 Eastex Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 7600 Eastex Freeway (North U. S. highway 59) about 2:15 a.m. today (January 23).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Benavidez and Officer D. Hoang reported:

The driver of a 2008 Mazda 3 was traveling southbound  at the above address when his vehicle was struck from behind by a silver Toyota Camry, also traveling southbound on the freeway.  The Camry then spun across several lanes of the freeway and struck a barrier and a road sign.  The driver of the Camry died at the scene.

The driver of the Mazda was not injured.  He remained at the scene and was questioned and released.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  1-23-20
Inc. #010372220-C

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