Driver Killed After Attempting To Pass Big Rig
The accident occured about 2 p.m. yesterday in the 9500 block of Loop 610 in east Houston. (Chron.com)
According to police the man was pronounced dead after being rushed to LBJ General Hospital.
The man was driving a Dodge Ram and was exiting at Gellhorn when a green 18-wheeler was making a right turn onto Glesby from the North Loop service road. The pickup driver lost control after speeding around the big rig on the right side, and hitting a curb and the bumper of the 18-wheeler's trailer. He smashed into a metal pole and a utility pole before his pickup stopped, Police said.
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