|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.