Just after 4 a.m. this morning Porter Fire Department was dispatched to a major accident at Ferris Green and Loop 494 in Porter. As the truck bays opened they accident was in front of the station. The female passenger of the vehicle 43 year-old Alicia Sanchez of New Caney was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace James Metts. The driver of the vehicle yet unidentified was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
As they were southbound on Loop 494 they stopped at the red light at Ferris Green. It was then a truck struck them head on at a high rate of speed.
The driver of the truck fled on foot north on Loop 494. A search of the area by DPS, MCSO, Patton Village and Precinct 4 Constables along with several wrecker drivers turned up nothing.
The driver is said to be about 40 years of age and was last seen with a yellow shirt but was almost off him. He will have injuries. If anyone spots someone that looks like this call 911 immediately.
I will update with video and photo shortly
Loop 494 remains closed as DPS and the District Attorney’s Office continues their investigation. Loop 494 is closed between Commmunity and FM 1314.