Crisanta Retana Dies Months After Pedestrian Crash on North Freeway in Houston

Crisanta Retana Dies Months After Pedestrian Crash on North Freeway in Houston

Crisanta Retana Killed in Houston Pedestrian Accident on North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45)

Houston, Texas (December 31, 2020) – The woman who was critically injured in a pedestrian accident on September 12 in Houston has died, according to police.

Crisanta Retana, 51, died on Sunday, December 27.

The accident happened around 8:25 a.m., in the 4300 block of North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) service road.

Police said Retana was standing next to the front passenger door of a parked white Ford F-150 work truck when a northbound black Chevrolet Suburban struck her and the Ford.

The Chevrolet driver, a 29-year-old man, told police he panicked and thought Retana was going to step into the roadway. He veered to the left, drove up on a curb, and struck the Ford and Retana. He was questioned and released.

Retana was taken to a local hospital, where she died on December 27.

The police are investigating the crash.

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