According to Fox 26 Houston, one person died on the Houston Ship Channel Bridge in the 610 southbound lane, after an SUV collided with a semi-truck around 3 a.m. Sunday.
When crossing the Houston ship channel bridge, the white vehicle hit the rear of the 18-wheeler and crashed into the barrier. The SUV caught on fire and the driver was partially ejected.
The driver was fatally crushed after the impact. Police officers removed the driver and administered lifesaving first aid. Firefighters took over and put out the flame. The driver had succumbed to their injuries.
Southbound lanes of I-610 remained closed for several hours.
There were no eyewitnesses on the scene. Houston Police Department patrol sergeant said that the SUV was traveling at highway speed when it collided with the big rig and based on the looks of the crash, it seemed like the SUV driver was at fault.
The identity of the victim has not been released yet. The truck driver remained on the scene and assisted the officers with the inquiries. The driver did not show any signs of impairment.
The driver of the 18-wheeler will not be facing any charges at this point.
This incident happened only two days after four people died in a fiery crash near Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston. The speeding car carrying four adults crashed into a tree and caught on fire. The victims were burned and died at the scene.
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