Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 10200 North Loop East

July 16, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 10200 North Loop East (North Interstate Highway 610 East) service road about 3 a.m. today.

The female victim, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer A. Hart reported:

The victim was driving a white Ford Explorer westbound on the East Freeway (Interstate Highway 10 East) when she exited onto the North Loop. While on the ramp to the North Loop, she failed to drive in a single lane, exited the road onto the grass, and then went back on to the roadway where she lost control of the SUV. The vehicle then overturned and landed on the service road. A passing motorist observed the Explorer blocking a lane of traffic and then discovered the woman lying in the roadway. She had been ejected from her vehicle.

No witnesses to the accident were located.

KJS/JFC 7-16-14
Inc. #089029714-T

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