An accident that happened in the early morning hours on Sunday has ended in tragedy.
According to Houston Police Sgt. Isaac Duplechain, the accident happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. when a man in his 20’s was driving along with two women when he lost control of the white Toyota Camry he was driving on South Gessner near Westheimer.
The driver lost control and went onto a median before he overcorrected. The car then went off of the road where it struck a tree, a water pipe and then stopped abruptly when it struck a business sign.
The final impact caused the woman who had been riding in the back seat to be ejected from the vehicle. She was killed on impact. Her identity has not yet been released.
The driver and the female passenger in the accident were treated for minor injuries at the scene of the crash.
Sgt. Duplechain said that the cause of the crash is not yet known. Rainy conditions slowed the investigation process and may have been the cause of the accident. Police have not ruled out whether the driver may have been intoxicated at the time of the fatal crash since the driver admitted from having just come from a club.
The driver, whose name has also been withheld, could be facing the possible charge of intoxication manslaughter once the results of the investigation are completed.
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