Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 8500 Westheimer Road that occurred about 6:25 a.m. today (September 28).
The identity of the female victim, 64, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant K. Harris and Senior Police Officer R. Saenz reported:
The driver of a black Hyundai Elantra was traveling westbound at the above address when the victim, in a wheelchair, attempted to cross Westheimer from Dunvale Road. The victim was in a crosswalk, but attempted to cross the street – against the red traffic light – when she was struck. Paramedics were called and pronounced the woman deceased at the scene.
The male driver, 28, remained at the scene and was questioned and released after showing no visible signs of intoxication.
The investigation is continuing.