Woman killed in 3-vehicle accident on Gulf Freeway, police say

HOUSTON – A woman was fatally injured in a three-vehicle accident on the Gulf Freeway Saturday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

The accident happened around 2:20 a.m. in the 8400 block of Gulf Freeway near I-45 South.

According to police, the driver of a black Chevrolet Camaro was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck.

The pickup truck then struck a black Chevrolet Trailblazer, which caused it to spin out of control and eject a woman seated as a rear passenger.  The driver and front passenger of the Trailblazer fled the scene on foot.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The drivers of the Camaro and pickup truck were transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

HPD is working to confirm whether alcohol played a factor in the accident.