1 Dead in Katy Crash

A woman was killed in Katy, Texas Friday morning when her vehicle was struck by a pickup that ran a red light.

Details of the Fatal Accident

The Houston Chronicle, Janeth Mireles was pronounced dead around 2 am at the intersection of Greenhouse and Saums in west Harris County.

Authorities said the collision Mireles was traveling northbound on Greenhouse in a 2010 Nissan Altima when her vehicle was struck by a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado that was moving west on Saums.

Preliminary reports suggest the pickup ran a red light at the intersection.

The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment. It is unclear if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 traffic-related deaths were recorded in 2013.
  • 767 of those deaths were linked to auto accidents that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • 1,089 deaths were attributed to collision in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.

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