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.