Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9800 La Porte Freeway
June 16, 2022 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 9800 La Porte Freeway (State Highway 225) about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday (June 15).
The identity of the female victim, 22, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Clark and Officer S. Le reported:
A tan GMC Yukon XL was traveling westbound on the La Porte Freeway near the Allen Genoa Road exit when the driver stated he saw in his rearview mirror a white truck coming up from behind at a high rate of speed. The GMC driver said when he tried to get out of the way by going into the lane to his right, he lost control of his vehicle. At that time, the GMC rolled over several times.
The victim, a backseat passenger not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the vehicle. Paramedics pronounced the woman deceased at the scene. The male driver, 17, a female front seat passenger, 19, and three juvenile backseat passengers were taken to a hospital for observation. None suffered injuries.
The driver did not show signs of intoxication at the scene. No charges have been filed as the investigation is continuing.