Traffic Incident at 1600 Eastex Freeway
August 15, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 1600 Eastex Freeway
about 1:40 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 14).
The victim has been identified as two-year-old
Leila Menez, who was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
N. Nguyen and Officer R. Davidson reported:
A white Nissan Maxima was traveling southbound
on the Eastex Freeway (Highway 59 North) when it stalled in a
moving lane of traffic. The driver of a silver Ford F-150 pickup
truck struck the rear of the Maxima. All five individuals in the
Maxima were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where the
infant died and the other four occupants had minor injuries. The
driver of the truck was not injured and did not show any signs
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.