POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 1500 East Loop South Freeway

February 12, 2024 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 1500 East Loop South (East Interstate Highway 610) about 11:35 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 9).

The deceased female is identified as Rosa Trujillo, 45.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant Y. Ramirez and Officer T. Syed reported:

Ms. Trujillo was driving a silver Honda Accord northbound on the freeway, when, for unknown reasons, she failed to stay in a single lane and struck the elevated concrete on the freeway. The Honda continued and struck an off-duty Houston police officer's white Chevrolet Tahoe providing traffic control with emergency lights activated inside a barricade of cones on the right shoulder of the freeway. The Honda then also struck the concrete barrier and a utility trailer.

Houston Fire Department pronounced Trujillo deceased at the scene. A male passenger, 45, in the Honda was transported to Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No other persons were transported.

The investigation is ongoing.

SOA/JKS 2-12-24
Inc. #020041624-G

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