Deadly rush hour wreck in Pearland

June 4, 2009 4:06:37 PM PDT
One woman was killed in a high speed rush hour wreck in Pearland Thursday afternoon.It happened on Highway 35 north of Dixie Farm Road. According to Pearland police, a 59-year-old woman was traveling northbound in the left lane of Highway 35 at a high rate of speed when she veered into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup in the southbound lanes.

The woman, driving a red Pontiac, died at the scene. The male driver of the pickup was taken to Southeast Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Identities of the victim have not been released.

A Pearland police officer was sitting at the light at Dixie Farm Road at Main and saw the woman speed past. He was going to pull her over but he witnessed the accident before he had the chance to put his lights on.

Police aren't sure why the woman was speeding or lost control. The wreck is under investigation.

Highway 35 has been closed to traffic in both directions. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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