Fatal Accident at Westpark at Hillcroft
May 01, 2008 - Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident at the intersection of Westpark and Hillcroft about 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday (April 30).
The suspect, Rosa M. Villegas-Vatres (H/f, DOB: 9-12-79), faces possible charges of negligent homicide and is currently in custody.
The victim, Steve Morrison, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D. Morgan and Officer V. Nguyen reported:
A green Saturn, driven by Mr. Morrison, and a gray Lexus sport utility vehicle, driven by Martha Maya, 23, were traveling southbound on HIllcroft entering the intersection at Westpark. As Morrison continued through the intersection, his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side door by a yellow Nissan Frontier traveling westbound on Westpark. The Nissan, driven by Villegas-Vatresest then spun and struck the gray Lexus. The Lexus sustained minor damage and Maya was not injured. Villegas-Vatres was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation is continuing.