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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 4000 Eldridge Parkway

June 22, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 4000 block of Eldridge Parkway about 8:40 a.m. today (June 22).

The female victim, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Francois and Senior Police Officer G. Michon reported:

The victim was driving a silver Mitsubishi Montero Sport southbound on Eldridge Parkway in heavy rain conditions. As she approached a curve in the road, she lost control of the vehicle, crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck a white Mac dump truck traveling northbound on Eldridge. The victim was killed and the driver of the dump truck was transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital with minor injuries.

There are no indications alcohol was a factor in this accident.

VHS/JFC 6-22-11
Inc. #080976711

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