POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12700 Northwest Freeway

June 24, 2020 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 12700 Northwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 290)  about 12:25 a.m. today (June 24).  

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Pham and Officer J. Crisler reported:  

A black Nissan and a white Isuzu box truck were involved in a minor crash in the westbound lanes at the above address.  While stopped on the freeway, the driver of a white Jeep Cherokee, traveling at a high rate of speed, struck both vehicles.  The impact caused both occupants of the NIssan to be trapped in their vehicle and the box truck to flip onto its side.  

The Nissan's driver (victim) and female passenger were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where the victim was pronounced deceased.  The passenger had no visible injuries, but was unable to provide a statement to officers.  The driver of the box truck suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.  

The driver of the Jeep was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital but, prior to being admitted, fled the hospital before officers arrived. 

It is believed alcohol was a factor in the crash.  

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.   

VHS/JKS 6-24-20
Inc. #082953020-U

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