Investigation into Fatal Crash at 7200 South Loop East
The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal crash at 7200 South Loop East (South Interstate Highway 610 East) about 7 a.m. today (Sept. 15).
One female victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A second female victim was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The identities of both juvenile victims are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer B. Collins arrived on the scene and reported:
The female driver of a gold Buick LeSabre was traveling eastbound on the South Loop when she made an unsafe lane change and struck a Houston Independant School District bus, also traveling eastbound. The impact caused the school bus to veer to the right and strike the guardrail. The bus then went off the overpass and onto the roadway below. One female passenger in the school bus died at the scene. A second female passenger on the bus was transported to the hospital where she died. Two bus passengers, one male and one female, were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the school bus was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Buick, who was not injured, showed no signs of impairment. She was questioned and released at the scene.
No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is continuing.