A truck driver was found dead Thursday under a car that crashed into him while he was loading equipment onto an 18-wheeler on the North Freeway, Harris County deputies said.
The sheriff’s office said the crash happened at about 9:14 a.m.
SkyEye video shows the truck driver’s body underneath the car. His head was found severed nearby the crash.
The driver who crashed was taken to a hospital. Authorities have not yet provided an update on his condition but said they don’t believe his injuries are severe.
Deputies are investigating if intoxication or distracted driving played a role in the crash. They will be reviewing surveillance video.
The northbound feeder of the North Freeway between FM 1960 and Richey is shut down for investigation. It is best to avoid the area.
Please avoid the I-45 northbound service road between Richey and FM1960. The service rd will be closed while investigators process a fatal crash. Please pray for the families involved. @HCSOTexas @HCSO_PSSB @TxDOTHouston pic.twitter.com/lbyWgzj4jr
— HCSO Vehicular Crimes Division (@HCSO_VCD) April 20, 2023