Fatal Accident on the Grand Parkway Near Morton Ranch Road

Courtesy Houston Transtar


This story has been updated to reflect that Newton was 35 years old and she was driving a Range Rover.

KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says Jessica Newton, 35, was the victim of a single vehicle fatal accident on the Grand Parkway northbound near Morton Ranch Road on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The accident happened at about 6:40 a.m.

Newton “failed to drive in a single lane” according to Sheriff’s Office Investigators. Her Range Rover struck the cable barrier that separates the north and southbound lanes and then struck a metal guardrail.

Harris County Emergency Services District 48 emergency medical services staff transported Newton to Memorial Hermann Katy hospital where she later died. Newton’s mother was also transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

“There were no witnesses on the scene,” according to the Sheriff’s Office report.

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