A wife and mother of four from The Woodlands was killed Thursday night when her pickup careened off the side of the Hardy Tollway and dropped over 20 feet after colliding with another vehicle.
Cheryl Anne Guberman, 44 was dead when she was discovered by her family more than two hours later. According to police, Guberman’s pickup collided with a Chrysler Sebring driven by 51-year-old Pamela Pugh of Spring.
The delay in locating Guberman was because Pugh allegedly called and reported the wreck to law enforcement, but said another driver cut her off, forcing her car into the wall.
A Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office patrol deputy responded and arrested Pugh for driving while intoxicated after noticing she smelled of alcohol. Guberman’s vehicle was not easily seen from where Pugh’s car was stopped and she allegedly failed to point it out or offer an explanation for the whereabouts of the second vehicle.
Guberman was supposed to pick up her son from Bush Intercontinental Airport, but when she never arrived, he called his father, Steve. The pair searched the route they believed she took from The Woodlands to the airport and after some debris on the Tollway caught their attention, they looked over the side and saw Cheryl Guberman’s truck. She lay dead inside.
Pugh was charged with driving while intoxicated upon her arrest, since no one knew Guberman’s fate or that she was so nearby. Authorities say that charge will be upgraded.
Public Data shows Pugh pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in October 2006 and was sentenced to a year of probation and a $200 fine.