Innocent woman killed in wrong-way crash on US-59 at Highway 6

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Sugar Land police are investigating a wrong-way crash on US-59 at Highway 6 that left one woman dead.

Police responded to reports of a wrong-way driver accident around 2:38 a.m. Monday on the Southwest Freeway southbound at Highway 6.

Investigators say the driver of a truck was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of US-59 when the vehicle hit an SUV head-on.



The female driver of the GMC Envoy did not survive.

The victim was later identified as 20-year-old Diana Jacquelin Ortiz, the Sugar Land Police Department reported.

Investigators suspect the wrong-way driver, who police identified as 35-year-old Johnny Bladimir Martinez, was under the influence. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Martinez is facing charges in the crash.

US-59 southbound was shut down for several hours during the investigation.

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