Fatal Traffic Accident at 300 Eastex Freeway

May 24, 2010 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 300 block of the Eastex Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 North) at 1 p.m. on Friday (May 21).

The female victim, 19, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Law and Officer R. Veal reported:

The driver of a tan Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling northbound on the Eastex Freeway when she failed to maintain a single lane and drifted into the lane of a tractor trailer truck. The truck struck the Mercury, fatally injuring the female driver.

KJS/JFC 5-24-10
Inc. #073068410

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

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