LEAGUE CITY — A Dickinson woman who was about six months pregnant died early Monday morning in a two-car crash on Interstate 45, authorities said.
Mykesha Michelle Drummond, 20, was believed to have died at the scene of the wreck from blunt force trauma, but an autopsy was scheduled for Monday, John Florence, a spokesman for the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office, said.
The accident happened at about 12:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 200 block of I-45 South, League City Sgt. Shawn Murray said.
Drummond was driving her black Saturn View north in the right lane. Investigators said they believe a mattress was strapped to the top of her SUV. A silver Ford F-150 driven by a 45-year-old Houston man struck Drummond’s vehicle from behind, police said.
Drummond’s vehicle slammed into a highway sign. She was not wearing a seat belt, the police report states.
The report listed alcohol and faulty evasive action as contributing factors on behalf of the pickup driver. Police ordered blood to be drawn, but authorities had filed no charges Monday afternoon.
An ambulance took the pickup driver to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster for evaluation.
Authorities closed the freeway for about four hours to investigate the crash.
Police reports show that when the Ford truck was towed, it caught fire.