Fatal Traffic Accident at 18400 Gulf Freeway
April 28, 2009 - A woman critically injured in a traffic accident in the 18400 block of the Gulf Freeway (Interstate Highway 45 South) about 1:45 on April 24 has died from her injuries.
The female victim, a 78-year-old passenger, was transported to Clear Lake Regional Hospital. Doctors pronounced her dead from her injuries last Saturday (Apr. 25). Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. A. Ogden and Officer J. Calvillo reported:
The driver of a Nissan Xterra was traveling southbound on the entrance ramp from El Dorado to the southbound service road of the Gulf Freeway when he had a medical incident and drove through a grassy median and across the service road. The driver of the Nissan then drove through a grassy area and struck a gray Toyota Camry traveling southbound on the freeway, in which the female victim was a passenger. The female driver of the Camry was transported to Clear Lake Regional Hospital in an unknown condition. The driver of the Nissan was questioned and released at the scene.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200 .