Investigation into Fatal Crash at 13500 East Freeway
November 6, 2023 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 13500 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) that occurred about 1:50 a.m. on Sunday (November 5).
The identity of the deceased female victims, 46 and 11, are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant E. Fendia and Officer A. Mares reported:
Two vehicles were involved in a minor crash on the eastbound main lanes of the East Freeway near the above address. The occupants of the vehicles exited their respective vehicles and were on the north shoulder of the freeway. As HPD patrol officers arrived on scene and were establishing a barrier around the area, a black Jeep Cherokee, traveling at a high rate of speed, drove around the patrol vehicles and struck several persons involved in the original crash. The Jeep rolled several times and came to a stop on the main lanes. The driver of the Jeep fled the scene without providing assistance.
The two females were pronounced deceased by responding Houston Fire Department paramedics. The two males, 22 and 49, involved in the original crash were transported to an area hospitals with major injuries.
Anyone with information on the wanted driver is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.