1 killed in northwest Houston truck crash; police cruiser hit during investigation – Houston Chronicle

Houston police investigate a single car crash that killed a woman in northeast Houston on February 17, 2022.
A woman was killed late Thursday after her truck veered off the highway, hit a guardrail and ejected her from the vehicle, according to Houston police.
Officers responded to reports of the crash around 10:55 p.m. at Tomball Parkway and West Greens Road near Willowbrook Mall and found the truck upside down resting in a wooded area between the highway and the feeder road, authorities said.
“It looks like it turned upside down and hit the street sign pole off to the side of the road,” HPD Sgt. Michael Hroch said. “The female driver was in the vehicle alone. She was ejected from the vehicle and died on scene.”
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Other than the vehicle traveling at highway speeds, there is still no indication if the driver was impaired at the moment of the crash, Hroch added.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact HPD’s vehicular crimes division at 713-247-4072.
During the investigation of the crash, a sedan struck an HPD cruiser that was blocking a traffic, according to authorities.
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One officer who was inside the cruiser had minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, authorities added.
The driver of the sedan was in custody and is believed to be impaired, according to police.
No other information is available at this time.
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Joel Umanzor is a Hearst fellow working for the Houston Chronicle’s Metro desk as a breaking news reporter
Originally from Richmond, California, he graduated from San Francisco State in 2021.
When not in the newsroom or chasing down a source, he can be found painting, listening to Hip-Hop or watching sports.
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