Fatal Traffic Accident at 6900 North Freeway

May 17, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 6900 block of the North Freeway (Interstate Highway 45 North) southbound service road about 9:55 p.m. on Friday (May 14).

The female victim, 47, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J.K. Richard and Officer M. Reyes reported:

The victim was driving a green Chevrolet Cavalier south on the North Freeway service road when she encountered a portion of the service road that was flooded. The victim then backed up to avoid the flooded road and backed over the curb on the west side of the street onto private property, which was also flooded. The victim then attempted to go south again, on the private property, and partially drove into a retention pond. A witness told the victim to get out of her car but she refused because she was afraid of losing her car. The car then floated out into the middle of the retention pond and sank.

JKS/JFC 5-17-10
Inc. #069469010

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

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