2 die as SUV plunges off Beltway 8 freeway

On Sunday, June 21, a man and a woman were killed instantly when their vehicle crashed into an embankment after swerving off the freeway.

According to police reports, the two were traveling west in their Ford Expedition on the North Sam Houston Tollway. Around 10:15 a.m., they reached the Hardy Toll Road and attempted to change langes. When the driver noticed a car in the way, he or she overcorrected and crashed through the guard rail. The SUV fell 40 feet before landing on its roof in the embankment below.

The victims were identified by medical examiners as David McDonald, 60, and his daughter Geraldine McDonald, 37. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Police could not determine who was driving at the time.