Investigation into Fatal Crash at 7100 Katy Freeway
July 11, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 7100 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) about 12:35 a.m. today.
The female victim, 26, was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Duplechain and Officer G. Anderson reported:
The male operator of a Ktm RC8 motorcycle was traveling westbound on the Katy Freeway and took the exit ramp to 610 South (Interstate Highway 610 Loop South), lost control of the motorcycle and struck a wall. His passenger (victim) was ejected from the vehicle and landed on the roadway below.
The motorcyclist then traveled to the location where the victim fell and attempted to provide medical assistance. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to the hospital. The motorcyclist was detained at the scene and released, pending further investigation.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.