A traffic accident in the 14800 block of the Katy Freeway, also known as Interstate Highway 10 West, occurred about 12:10 a.m. March 25 between two tractor trailer rigs, leaving one man dead.
A blue International tractor trailer truck, with Tennessee license plates, was traveling westbound on the Katy Freeway when the driver failed to control his speed and struck a white Peterbilt tractor trailer truck, transporting sporting goods.
After being struck in the rear end, the second truck then lost control and flipped onto its side while the first truck, which was transporting hand soap and deodorant, caught fire. The driver of the second 18-wheeler was treated and released at the scene. The male victim of the first truck, age unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is continuing.
Truck accidents often occur when drivers have been on the road for long periods of time and are not as alert as they might be at the beginning of a run. In the event a trucker does have an accident, there are very few cars that can battle one of the behemoths and win.
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