Passerby discovers motorcyclist’s body under Gulf Freeway hours after crash

Passerby discovers motorcyclist’s body under Gulf Freeway hours after crash

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Police said it took several hours for someone to notice a motorcyclist hit a Gulf Freeway retaining wall Thursday morning, killing him.

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by KHOU.com Staff

khou.com

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 11 at 11:13 AM

HOUSTON – Police said it took several hours for someone to notice that a motorcyclist was killed after hitting a Gulf Freeway retaining wall Thursday morning.

It's believed the crash happened in the early morning hours. A pedestrian discovered the crash scene and victim's body around 5:30 a.m. and called 911.

Investigators said the biker hit the retaining wall for the exit ramp from the Gulf Freeway southbound onto the 610 Loop eastbound. Both the biker and his motorcycle went over the wall, falling into a grassy area under the freeway.

Investigators closed the ramp for several hours while crews worked to remove the wreckage.

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