Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 7100 South Gessner

December 15, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 7100 South Gessner about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday (Dec. 14).

The female victim, Margaret Smallwood, 57, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S. Sorge and Officer T. Blakley reported:

Ms. Smallwood was attempting to walk across South Gessner in the middle of the block when she was struck by a gold Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The driver of the Silverado then fled the scene.

Anyone with information about this case or the identity of the driver of the pickup truck is urged to contact the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

KJS/JFC 12-15-11
Inc. #160928811

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.