Fatal Traffic Accident at 6700 Airline Drive

April 8, 2009 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 6700 block of Airline Drive about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday (Apr. 7). 

The victim, a 35-week-old fetus, was pronounced dead at Houston Northwest Medical Center. 

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant L. Lefler and Officer D. S. Blades reported: 

A gold Chevrolet Impala was waiting in the southbound turning lane on Airline when it was struck by a Ford van traveling northbound on Airline.  The male driver of the Ford then fled the scene in his vehicle without providing assistance.  The driver of the Impala, who was 35 weeks pregnant, was transported to the hospital where it was later discovered her unborn child had died. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Inc. #049780409

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