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Traffic Incident at 14800 Katy Freeway

September 28, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 14800 Katy Freeway about 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 27).

The deceased victim was identified as Maria Tamez, 72. She was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant N.Q. Nguyen and Officer J. Tippy reported:

There was a chain-reaction accident involving five vehicles on the eastbound lanes of the Katy Freeway near State Highway 6. The vehicles included a black GMC Envoy, a black Volvo, a beige Toyota Camry, a private ambulance owned by American Medical Response, and an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer transporting sandbags.

Ms. Tamez was a passenger in the ambulance. She and the drivers and passengers of the vehicles involved were transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident is continuing.

JFC/RMM 9-28-05
Inc #147816705

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