Investigation into Fatal Crash at 2300 Eastex Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 2300 Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) about 11:45 a.m. today (December 31).

The identity of the deceased female, 87, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant L. Ross and A. Hart reported:

A black GMC Sierra pickup truck was traveling northbound near the above address when a silver Lexus RX300, also traveling northbound, suddenly stopped and swerved in front of the pickup truck.  The pickup truck struck the rear of the Lexus.

The driver of the Lexus was transported to St Joseph’s Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.  The driver of the GMC, who remained at the scene, was not injured.

It is believed the victim may have suffered a medical episode just prior to the crash.

The investigation is continuing.

VHS/JFC  12-31-21
Inc. #174494721-E

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