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Female pedestrian fatally hit by car during multi-vehicle wreck in SE Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A 45-year-old woman died Monday afternoon after being hit by a car during a multi-vehicle crash at a southeast Houston intersection, reports the Houston Police Department.

The HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division said the fatal incident occurred in the 12400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard on July 24, at around 3:15 p.m.

According to a preliminary investigation, a red Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was heading eastbound on East Orem Drive while a black Honda Accord was heading northbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Both vehicles, whose drivers alleged they had the green light, entered the intersection at the same time. The Honda struck the Chevrolet, which then hit the female pedestrian, who was standing in the median between the east and westbound sides of East Orem Street.

The Chevrolet overturned and came to rest on the grassy median east of the intersection. The Honda, which had spun out in the initial crash, hit a silver Mercury Grand Marquis that was waiting to turn left onto Martin Luther King Boulevard from East Orem Drive. The Mercury then collided with a gray Nissan Versa.

The female pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed officials.

The 38-year-old driver of the Chevrolet and his passenger, a 17-year-old girl, were both transported to a local hospital, along with the 24-year-old driver of the Honda. All patients were listed in stable condition.

No injuries to the drivers of the Nissan and the Mercury were reported.

An investigation remains in progress, and no charges have been reported as of this writing.

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