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
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.
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