HOUSTON, TX – A 23-year-old woman was killed in a fiery truck accident on the East Freeway on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and KTRK.
Vehicular Crimes Investigators are currently working a major fatality accident incident on the East Freeway at Freeport exit east bound Some lanes are still open. Traffic is moving but slow. Please be patient and drive careful #hounews
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) May 5, 2021
The accident happened in the eastbound lanes of the highway, near the Freeport exit, at about 2 p.m., when 23-year-old Miranda Jasso collided with a car, then lost control of her vehicle, and crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler truck. Her vehicle then burst into flames.
Despite the attempts of bystanders to pull her from the burning vehicle, Jasso died as a result.
Jasso was the mother of a 3-year-old little girl. Her family has described the difficulty of losing a relative just before the Mother’s Day weekend. They have created a GoFundMe to help cover her funeral expenses.
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