Accident claims one life in Cleveland

A 25-year-old Humble woman, Courtney Cherry, was killed just before midnight Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in the 1700 block of E. Houston St. in Cleveland.

According to Sgt. David Edwards, spokesperson for Cleveland Police Department, Cherry was traveling west on Houston Street at a high rate of speed when her Nissan Sentra left the roadway and struck a culvert at the entrance to the parking lot shared by Palais Royal and Hibbett Sports.

Despite life-saving efforts by Cleveland firefighters and Liberty County EMS, Cherry died at the scene. Her body was taken to Beaumont for autopsy after Pct. 6 Justice of the Peace Ralph Fuller made the pronouncement of death at the scene.

Edwards said speed was a factor. Others factors could be determined during the investigation.

Assisting Cleveland Police Department and Cleveland Fire Department were deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office And Smith Towing.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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