One killed and two injured in pickup truck crash on the Gulf Freeway

A crash early this morning has left one man dead and two others injured. The crash happened on Houston’s Gulf Freeway at around 12:30am. The driver of a red-colored Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck was traveling on the Gulf Freeway at Woodridge when he lost control of his struck and struck the center median. Another motorist pulled over to assist the driver of the crashed pickup truck, and the pickup driver was using the other motorist’s cell phone when another vehicle crashed into both the wrecked pickup truck and the Good Samaritan’s vehicle. Sadly the pickup truck driver died at the scene, the Good Samaritan who stopped to help was transported to hospital with reportedly minor injuries and the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the stopped vehicles was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Channel 11’s report is available here and include video. Channel 2’s story is here, and this story identifies the vehicle that crashed into the already stopped vehicles as a Toyota Avalon. Channel 13’s story is here, and lists the Avalon as bring black in color. The Houston Chronicle’s story is here, and states there is no indication of alcohol involvement.