An as-yet unnamed woman was killed today when her car was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler. The vehicles were on westbound Highway 225 near Preston when, according to media accounts, debris fell from a vehicle in front of the woman causing her to slow down. The 18-wheeler, approaching from behind, did not stop in time and drove partially over the rear of the woman’s vehicle, severely crushing it. Pasadena Police Department spokesman Vance Mitchell said the accident was under investigation and no decision has been made yet whether charges will be filed.
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Channel 2 News Houston is reporting that one person died this morning in an 18-wheeler accident. The crash occurred around 5:15 a.m. at Crab River Road and Highway 59 in Sugar Land. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. One person in a second vehicle died at the scene, another person was injured and transported to the hospital.
The driver of the red pickup truck shown below was taken from an accident scene yesterday via life flight helicopter. The collision between the pickup truck and the 18-wheeler occurred on FM 529 at Greenhouse Road in northwest Harris County at around 2:45 p.m. June 17th.
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A 61-year old man driving an SUV was killed in a two-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon. According to the account witness Elizabeth Summerlin gave Channel 2 News Houston, the man’s SUV lost control after clipping the back of a United States Postal Service 18-wheeler, causing the SUV to lose control and flip onto its side. The SUV became wedged between the 18-wheeler and the concrete retaining wall, and the SUV became engulfed in flame. Good Samaritans stopped their vehicle, some using fire extinguishers, and tried to rescue the SUV driver. Unfortunately the man was unable to escape the burning SUV and he died at the scene. The crash happened on Houston’s Southwest Freeway near the Chimney Rock exit at around 3:00 p.m.
Update 1: the deceased SUV driver has been identified as Dan Winfrey. Mr. Winfrey’s sister Donna Griffin was interviewed by KHOU, stating her brother was on his way to collect his girlfriend from her workplace when the accident happened. Ms. Griffin told KHOU her brother was unfamiliar with the area and was using his cellphone to ask his girlfriend what exit he should take; reportedly Mr. Winfrey exclaimed “Oh God” and the phone went dead.
An 18-wheeler and a Chevy Tahoe SUV collided in an accident this morning on the North Freeway (Interstate 45 North) near Tidwell around 4:30 a.m. Three of the four travel lanes were blocked due to the accident, and police closed all lanes to remove the 18-wheeler. One person in the SUV was injured and transported to hospital.
Very little detail was available but an 18-wheeler was involved in an accident with at least one other vehicle on Monday January 27th at around 12:50 p.m. The crash happened on the East 610 Loop at Highway 225. A Houston Transtar image on KHOU’s web site seems to show an 18-wheeler trailer resting on its side, possibly having crashed over a concrete retaining wall. No word on whether anyone was injured.
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A motorcyclist was killed in an early morning accident near Dayton, Texas. Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Dayton Police responded to the crash on Highway 1960 at CR 611 around 7:00 a.m. Monday January 27, 2014. It appears the 18-wheeler was turning onto Highway 1960 from CR 611 when the motorcyclist struck the middle the trailer portion of the 18-wheeler. Tragically, the motorcyclist died at the scene. Limited visibility from morning fog may have contributed to the cause of the crash. Channel 2 Houston’s report is here. KHOU’s report is here.
A wrecker driver was injured while responding to a rollover crash on Interstate 10 East in Houston this morning. In the initial accident at around 2:15 a.m., the driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle and rolled over near Oates Road. Nobody was injured in the rollover wreck, however an 18-wheeler attempting to avoid the rollover accident scene hit a wrecker truck, knocking the wrecker into a Ford Mustang and a concrete wall. The big rig flipped over spilling its load onto the freeway. Both the wrecker driver and the 18-wheeler driver were injured and transported to hospital. Two people in the SUV that rolled over fled the scene on foot.
The morning commute ground to a halt today due to a three vehicle accident. According to KHOU, an 18-wheeler rear ended a small car, causing the car to spin out and collide with a METRO bus. The accident happened around 7:08 a.m. on the Gulf Freeway southbound near the exit for Monroe Road. The driver of the car was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A 24-year old woman from Austin and a 57-year old man from San Antonio were killed this morning in a crash on Interstate 10 westbound near Beaumont. At around 4:30 a.m. a 2013 Toyota sedan crashed into the rear of an 18-wheeler that was carrying concrete powder. The man and the woman who died were passengers riding in the Toyota according to Channel 11; the driver of the Toyota was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth hospital to undergo surgery. Names have not been released, but the driver is reported to be a 21-year old man from San Antonio; Troopers think the Toyota driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. The 57-year old driver of the 18-wheeler was under observation at the hospital: he is from the Houston area. An investigation of the accident is ongoing.