HPD investigates fatal crash on Gulf Fwy near SE Houston
HARRIS COUNTY, TX — A 23-year-old woman died Monday night after a single-vehicle accident on the Gulf Freeway near southeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.
The fatal wreck occurred on the northbound lanes approaching the Interstate 610 interchange, east of Park Place. It was first reported at around 8:10 p.m.
A preliminary investigation shows the woman was driving a silver Infiniti G37 northbound at a high rate of speed. Witnesses said the car traveled over 100 miles per hour as it entered the ramp from Gulf Freeway inbound to the Interstate 610 South Loop eastbound (South Interstate Highway 610). The driver failed to maintain a single lane, causing the vehicle to ride the concrete barrier until it overturned and went over the barricade. The vehicle then landed in a grassy area, where it collided with the concrete support pillar at the Gulf Freeway ramp to 610 East.
Medics rushed the victim to Ben Taub General Hospital. Authorities said on Tuesday, May 9, she was pronounced deceased.
No other vehicles were involved, and no other injuries were reported.
The HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division continues to investigate.
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