HOUSTON — A woman was killed in a four-vehicle crash in Southwest Houston on Sunday, according to police.
Police said the woman's car was struck from behind by a black SUV in the inbound lanes in the 7600 block of the Southwest Freeway (near Fondren Road) just before 1 p.m. Police said speed may have played a factor in the crash, saying they believe the SUV may have been traveling at a high rate of speed and the woman's car may have been stopped or moving slowly.
The part of the freeway where the crash happened is under construction and the lanes were tapering down in the inbound lanes from the left to the right, police said.
The woman was the only person inside the car and the driver of the SUV was also alone inside his vehicle.
The impact of the crash caused the woman's car to crash into two other vehicles, one of which was carrying a family of five, police said. No other injuries were reported.
Houston police are investigating to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.