Mother killed after car flies off North Freeway during crash

HOUSTON – A pastor's mother was killed after her car flew off the North Freeway and landed upside down on the feeder below.

Police said the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the North Freeway and West Little York.

Officers said 61-year-old Maryrose Corbin Burrell was driving a blue Chevrolet Malibu on the North Freeway when a black Toyota Camry veered into her lane and struck the vehicle.

Burrell lost control of the car, struck the concrete freeway barrier and fell off the freeway onto the road below.

Officers said she died at the scene.

The driver of the Camry stayed at the scene until police arrived and was determined not to be impaired.

Burrell's family wants answers as to what happened. Burrell's son, Russel Forrest, who is a pastor and barber, said people would line up just to taste his mother's food.

"Her food touched many people," Forest said. "Everybody knew her as Mama Great News."

He said they want to know what caused the crash.

"Were not too sure exactly how everything happened, but we're asking anyone to come forward and let us know," Forest said.

In the midst of tragedy, he wants people to know who his mother was and how she will always be remembered.

"A simple sandwich could change somebody’s life. And that's what I loved about my mother. She could cook. That was her talent. That's what she did,"