Fatal traffic accident on Westheimer under investigation

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HOUSTON - Police are investigating a traffic accident that left one man dead in west Houston.

It happened around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 7500 block of Westheimer.

According to witnesses, the driver of a green Toyota Prius had the green light and was making a left turn from Westheimer onto Hillcroft. That's when the driver of a white Toyota Tacoma, traveling westbound on Westheimer, ran the red light and hit the Prius.  

Officials said the man sitting in the passenger seat in the Prius was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in critical condition, but died on Wednesday.  

The victim's name has not yet been released.

Police said no charges have been filed at this time, but their investigation continues.  

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