A woman died after she was pinned between a house and a car in northwest Harris County, according to deputies.

The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday in the 13800 block of West Cypress Forest Drive near Grant Road and Jones Road.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the driver of a newer-model Ford Explorer was likely speeding when he left the roadway and hit the woman, who was walking along the street.

The car then hit a house, pinning the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A photo from the scene shows the Explorer crushed from the impact, covered in insulation and bricks from the home.

Gonzalez said the woman was identified as 44-year-old Carolee Dwer. Friends told investigators Dwer was visiting from out of town, and Sunday was her first day in the area.

Deputies said the driver, identified as 33-year-old Joshua Ivie, was armed with a pistol when he fled on foot after the crash. K9 deputies were able to track him down and arrest him about a mile away.

Ivie was charged with failure to stop and render aid (death) and felon in possession of a weapon.

Gonzalez said it doesn’t appear there were any passengers with Ivie in the Explorer, though investigators did find two child car seats inside.

There was someone inside the home at the time of the crash, but they were not hurt, deputies said.

According to court documents, Ivie has multiple previous convictions across the state, including assault of a family member, car theft and burglary.

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