Cellphone blamed for deadly wreck in Katy

Cellphone blamed for deadly wreck in Katy

Credit: TIM WETZEL / KHOU 11 NEWS

A woman was killed in this collision near the intersection of Clay and Porter Roads in Katy.

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by KHOU.com staff & Tim Wetzel / KHOU.com

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Posted on April 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

KATY, Texas – A cellphone may be to blame for a deadly crash in Katy Tuesday morning.

A woman was killed in the collision near the intersection of Clay and Porter Roads.

The victim was talking on her phone and didn’t appear to notice a stop sign, according to witnesses. She ran the stop sign and a pickup truck slammed into her car. Both vehicles then hit a Metro van and all three ended up in a ditch.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four people were taken to area hospitals.

"Do not use a cell phone while you are driving, either way you use—talking or texting—it is a distraction to what you are doing while operating a motor vehicle," advised Capt. Darryl Coleman with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say the woman who died was 29 years old. Her name has not been released.

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