Fatal traffic accident at 5700 Old Spanish Trail

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident at 5700 Old Spanish Trail about 2:50 a.m. on Saturday.

The identity of the male victim, 22, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

“The victim was driving a black Ford Courier at a high rate of speed eastbound on Old Spanish Trail when his vehicle struck a curb and then a telephone pole,” HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Nickerson and Officer T. Branford reported. “Both the driver and a male passenger (also 22) were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where the driver was later pronounced dead.”

The investigation is continuing.

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