Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 4700 Southwest Freeway

January 3, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 4700 block of the  Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) about 2:50 a.m. today (Jan. 3).

The identity of the female victim, 22, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Tapia and Officer J. McCrady reported:

The victim, driving a gold Jeep Cherokee southbound on the Southwest Freeway at the 610 West Loop, failed to maintain a single lane and struck the center concrete divider.  The vehicle then rolled over and the victim was ejected.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  There were no other occupants nor vehicles involved in this accident.

JKS/JFC 1-3-13
Inc. #000881413-N

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