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Traffic Incident at 7400 Katy Freeway

May 6, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 7400 block of the Katy Freeway service road about 2:30 a.m. today (May 6).

The identity of the female victim, in her 20s, is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer Y.K. Wood reported:

The driver of a late-model Ford Expedition traveling eastbound on the service road at a high rate of speed lost control of her vehicle and struck a concrete retaining wall, which caused the vehicle to roll over several times. The driver was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Her female passenger was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in an undetermined condition. Toxicology test will determine if alcohol was a factor in the accident. It appears no other vehicles were involved.

The investigation is continuing.

NJM/JFC 5/6/06
Inc #070625106

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