DHTML Tree Menu skip to content




contentHouston Police Department > News Releases

Traffic Incident at 2700 East Freeway

October 29, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 2700 East Freeway on Friday (Oct. 28) about 11:50 p.m.

The identity of the female victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

H.P.D. Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer D.J. Gutierrez reported:

A male and a female were arguing inside of their vehicle as it traveled eastbound on the East Freeway. The female driver struck her male passenger and the male demanded to be let out of the vehicle. When the female refused to pull over, the male grabbed the steering wheel forcing the vehicle to the shoulder of the roadway. The male passenger exited the vehicle followed by the female driver who exited into a moving lane of traffic. She was struck by another vehicle, which was also traveling eastbound.

The female was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The male passenger of the vehicle was arrested on drug related charges. No charges were filed against the driver of the other vehicle.

The investigation is continuing.

NJM 10/29/05
Inc #164243805

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.