Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 18500 Katy Freeway

June 1, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 18500 Katy Freeway (Interstate Highway 10 West) about 2:10 a.m. today.

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Nickerson and Officer J. McCrady reported:

The victim was attempting to walk southbound across the mainlanes of traffic in the 18500 block of the Katy Freeway when she was struck by a blue Honda Accord. The driver then stopped and waited for officers to arrive. He was questioned and released at the scene.

Officers determined alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC 6-1-12
Inc. #069396512-L

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