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Published on May 15, 2024
Houston Woman Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on North Shepherd Drive, Medical Issue SuspectedSource: Google Street View

Tragedy struck early this morning when a woman lost her life in a single-vehicle crash in Houston. The incident occurred at around 2:10 a.m. at 5400 North Shepherd Drive. Details are emerging as Houston police delve into the investigation of the sudden and fatal accident.

The victim, a 58-year-old female whose name has not yet been released, was driving a white Chevrolet Traverse that left the road and collided with a concrete slab situated between two businesses. According to the City of Houston's official news site, a Chevrolet continued its unrestrained path across the parking lot before coming to an abrupt halt in the middle of Donovan Street.

Responding to the emergency, Houston Fire Department paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene. While the exact cause of the crash is under investigation, it is suspected that the driver may have suffered a medical issue prior to losing control of the vehicle.

Sergeant D. Griffiths and Officer D. Hoang from HPD's Vehicular Crimes Division are handling the investigation. In a statement obtained by the City of Houston news site, they have not yet provided further details regarding the specifics of the crash or the medical condition that might have precipitated it. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is currently working to verify the identity of a deceased. More details are expected to be released following the ongoing investigation by Houston police.