Investigation into Fatal Crash at 2200 Wirt Road

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 2200 Wirt Road about 8:55 p.m. on Tuesday (October 3).

The identity of the female victim, 53, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Lee and Officer S. Coke reported:

The victim was pushing a shopping cart and attempting to cross Wirt Road when she was struck by a gray Ford Freestar van traveling northbound on Wirt.  The victim was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  The driver of the van was determined not to be impaired and was questioned and released at the scene.

According to witnesses, the victim was wearing dark clothing and crossed the street not at a crosswalk.

VHS/JFC  10-3-17
Inc. #125506117-G


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