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Houston Police Department

Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 300 East Loop South

May 16, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 300 block of the East Loop South (East Interstate Highway 610 South) about 1:20 a.m. on Saturday (May 14).

The female victim, 25, of Houston was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer M. Rios reported:

The drivers of a blue Infiniti G35 and a black Chevrolet Impala were traveling southbound on the East Loop South when the driver of the Infiniti failed to control his speed and struck the Impala from the rear.  Both vehicles then struck the middle concrete barrier, causing the Impala to catch fire.  The Impala's female passenger died at the scene and the Impala's driver was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Infiniti fled on foot and remains at large.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

KJS/JKS  5-16-11
Inc. #061428511 

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