Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 5700 West Sam Houston Parkway North service road (Beltway 8) about 8:35 a.m. today (July 20).
The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer L. Ho reported:
According to witnesses, the driver of a white Mercedes C250 sedan ran a red light at the intersection of the Beltway 8 and Tanner Road. The Mercedes struck a tractor-trailer, killing the Mercedes’ front seat passenger. The male driver of the Mercedes was transported to an area hospital with apparent minor injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt.
Both drivers were examined by HPD DWI Task Force officers and showed no obvious signs of impairment.
There are no charges in this incident at this time, as the investigation is continuing.