Share Share
Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 600 East Loop South

March 14, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 600 block of the East Loop South (East Interstate Highway 610 South) about 5:50 p.m. on Saturday (March 12).

Two victims, a 34-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene.  Their identities are pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S. Wilson and Officer E. Rubio reported:

A tan Chrysler Sebring and a brown Chevrolet Astro van were traveling north on the 610 East Loop on the Ship Channel Bridge when, according to witnesses, the driver of the Sebring made an unsafe lane change and struck the Astro van.  The driver of the Astro van took evasive action and struck the outside concrete wall of the bridge.  Upon impact, the two victims in the van were ejected over the edge of the bridge and landed on the ground below.  Four other persons in the van were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in fair condition.  The driver and a passenger of the Sebring fled on foot.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with any information on the driver and passenger is urged to contact the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072.

JKS/JFC 3-13-11
Inc. #031370811

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