POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8500 East Freeway

June 26, 2017 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 8500 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) at about 6:10 p.m. on Sunday (June 25). 

The identity of the female victim, 29, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Vanderbull and Officer  Tram reported: 

The driver of a white Cadillac CTS was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on the East Freeway when she struck the rear of a tractor-trailer truck being towed.  The driver died at the scene.  The driver of the tow truck was not injured. 

No other vehicles were involved in this crash. 

VHS/JKS  6-26-17
Inc. #080356317-Y

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