News update: Authorities release more info on fatal Southwest Fwy crash

Posted on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 6:05 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – Police have released the suspect’s name believed to be responsible for a deadly crash at 6000 Southwest Fwy on Sunday morning, according to HPD.

Diana Laura Monterroza, 21, was driving a gray Nissan Altima on northbound Southwest Fwy Frontage Rd. She ran the red light at the intersection with Fountain View Rd and struck a gray Acura that was occupied by two people.

First responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident around 3:15 a.m. They pronounced the 31-year-old driver of the Acura dead when they arrived. They then hospitalized the passenger in critical condition at an area hospital.

Police charged Monterroza with intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter.

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