POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8300 Gulf Freeway

July 6, 2020 - A woman involved in a crash at 8300 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 3:05 p.m. on June 18 was found deceased inside a residence last Friday (July 3). 

The identity of the female victim, 53, and her cause of death are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer M. Serafine reported:  

The driver of a  white Ford F-150 pickup truck was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Howard and the above address and then made a right turn onto the northbound service road.  The victim was on a bicycle riding out of a gas station parking lot near the above address and was struck by the pickup truck.   

Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and evaluated the victim, who refused medical assistance.  The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and was questioned and released.  A preliminary investigation indicated the woman failed to yield the right-of-way to the pickup truck.  

No charges have been fled at this time, as the investigation is continuing.  

Last Friday (July 3), Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to 8300 Winkler Road after the victim's son found her unresponsive.  Paramedics pronounced her deceased. 

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is conducting an autopsy.  The investigation is continuing.  

VHS/JFC  7-6-20
Inc. #080489420-G

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.