HOUSTON – Police said a 28-year-old woman has died after being ejected from a pickup truck in a crash in northwest Houston Thursday.
That crash happened at 16200 Tomball Parkway around 10:55 p.m.
According to investigators, the woman was driving a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck northbound on Tomball Parkway when, for unknown reasons, she left the roadway. The truck hit a guard rail, flipped over and struck a large street sign pole, police said. Investigators said the victim was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
Right now, investigators are unsure what played a role in that crash.
Officer in hospital after patrol vehicle hit by possibly intoxicated driver, HPD says
A Houston police officer is in the hospital after the officer’s patrol vehicle was hit by a possibly impaired driver while diverting traffic connected to the crash that killed the woman, according to HPD.
That crash happened on 249 outbound near Hollister around 2 a.m. Although the deadly crash happened a few miles apart, the officer was helping divert traffic away from the scene.
According to police, the officer’s patrol vehicle was blocking the roadway and was struck by a sedan in oncoming traffic, almost head on. The driver of the sedan is believed to be impaired, officers said.
Investigators said the officer was inside the patrol vehicle and sustained minor injuries. The officer was transported to a hospital located downtown in stable condition.
The driver of the sedan is currently in custody, police said.