Woman Dies in Fiery Crash
At about 3:00 am on Wednesday, December 19th, a woman driving a 2011 Chevy Impala at a high rate of speed in the rain-slicked northbound lanes of SH 249 near Cypresswood in north Harris County lost control of her vehicle, veered off the pavement and slammed head-on into a guard rail and large concrete light pole near the exit, causing the vehicle to burst into flames. Even though it was still raining, by the time Harris County Sheriff’s deputies arrived in the scene the Impala was entirely engulfed in flames and they were unable to rescue the woman driver. Once the fire was extinguished, she was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was the Impala’s only occupant and no other vehicles appear to have been involved. Investigation of the tragedy continues and will include routine autopsy toxicology tests to determine if alcohol was involved in causing the crash.
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