January 15, 2015 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 11000 Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) service road about 8:35 a.m. today (January 15).
The female victim, 53, was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her identity and cause of death are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Officer C. Long reported:
The victim was driving a silver Nissan Pathfinder northbound on the Southwest Freeway service road when she suffered an apparent medical episode. Her vehicle left the roadway, traveled on the grassy shoulder and struck two street signs. The vehicle then went into a brush-filled area where it struck a small tree.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.