HOUSTON A 21-year-old woman died Friday when her vehicle hit a tree following a suspected case of road rage on the Eastex Freeway, Houston police said.

The crash happened at about 10:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the service road just north of Kingwood Drive.

Police said the woman s yellow Chevrolet Aveo changed to the center lane, and at the same time, a maroon Ford F-150 pickup truck aggressively entered the lane.

As a result of the aggressive driving, the victim s vehicle lost control and went into the tree, she was killed instantly when she struck the tree, said Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepramm.

Investigators said there s a possibility that there was a prior confrontation between the victim and the driver of the truck.

A particularly sad case, the victim, her husband is in the U.S. armed forces, currently serving in Iraq, Diepramm said.

The victim s name has not been released.

A search was under way Friday for the driver of the truck. Police said his license plate number is 64M KG2.

Anyone with information about the wreck is asked to contact the Houston Police Department s Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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