Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 5100 North Freeway
August 3, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 5100 block of the North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 5:15 a.m. today.
The female victim, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Calley and Senior Police Officer D. Kizzee reported:
The victim was attempting to cross the North Freeway on foot and was struck by an unknown vehicle. The female driver of a second vehicle, a gray Altima, was traveling southbound in the 5100 block of the North Freeway when she ran over the victim, who was lying in the roadway. The driver then pulled onto the right shoulder of the freeway to see what she had hit and then later contacted HPD officers to report the accident.
No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.