Marissa Rodriguez, Nicolette Huebotter Killed in Rosenberg, TX, Truck Accident
Rosenberg, TX -- December 31, 2016, Marissa Rodriguez, Nicolette Huebotter were killed, two injured, due to a collision between a pickup and an 18-wheeler.
According to reports from Fort Bend County officials, the two-vehicle collision took place at about 3:00 a.m. near the intersection of US 59 and Cottonwood Church Road.
Investigators say that when they arrived on the scene, a Chevy Silverado was seriously damaged in a roadside ditch. In the median, an 18-wheeler was at a standstill as well. At this time, it's not clear what exactly occurred in the collision.
A relative of Huebotter told investigators that the three women and a man were at a club that night to celebrate Huebotter's birthday. Later that night, the man, driving the vehicle, pulled out of a parking lot onto US 59. A few moments later, their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler.
26-year-old Rodriguez and 24-year-old Huebotter were ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. Rodriguez reportedly died at the scene while Huebotter died later on at a hospital. Another passenger from the pickup, as well as the driver of the 18-wheeler, were sent to a hospital with unspecified injuries. The driver of the passenger vehicle was not injured.
Authorities did not say what factors may have contributed to the accident. No charges or citations were reported.
Investigators continue to look into the fatal crash.
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