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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 9400 Westheimer

July 11, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 9400 block of Westheimer about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday (July 9).

The female victim, Yolanda Lopez Martinez, 54, of Houston, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where she later died.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. W. Bearden and Officer D. S. Schlichter reported:

The male driver, 30, of a Ford Explorer was driving westbound on Westheimer and approaching Westerland when his vehicle suddenly crossed the center median. The Ford then struck a maroon Plymouth Voyager, driven by Ms. Martinez, head on. The male was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in stable condition with broken bones. According to a witness, the male appeared to have suffered a seizure that led to the crash.

A preliminary investigation determined alcohol was not a factor in this incident. The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 7-11-11

Inc. #089168211

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