POLICE Department

Suspect Charged in Fatal Crash at 9300 Katy Freeway

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 9300 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) service road about 10 p.m. on Sunday (May 6).  

The suspect, Juan Jesus Sosa-Montes (H/m, 19), is charged with murder and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury in the 184th State District Court.  

A booking photo of Sosa-Montes, who is hospitalized, is not available at this time.  

The identity of the female victim, 57, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant R. Gonzales and Officer T. Riley reported:  

A Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constable attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Cadillac CTS driving at a high rate of speed on the Katy Freeway.  The driver (Sosa-Montes) pulled his vehicle over to the side of the freeway just east of the Campbell Road exit and then proceeded to evade the deputy.  Sosa-Montes exited the freeway and continued to evade the deputy westbound on the Katy Freeway service road.  Sosa-Montes then ran the red light at the intersection of Blalock and struck a blue Nissan Rogue traveling northbound on Blalock.  Debris from the crash struck a black Chevrolet Tahoe and one other vehicle.  The occupants of those vehicles were not injured.  

The driver of the Nissan (victim) died at the scene.  Sosa-Montes and his female passenger, 18, were both transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in serious condition.  

VHS/JFC  5-7-18
Inc. #057288418-X 

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