Houston, TX (9/12/2021) – A fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler left two people dead Sunday morning in southwest Houston.
The accident happened on the southbound main lanes of the Southwest Freeway around 5 a.m. near West Bellfort. A vehicle was headed north in the southbound lanes when it clipped an oncoming 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler lost control, went off the freeway over a barrier wall, and onto the feeder below. The truck burst into flames.
The driver of the vehicle headed the wrong way and the driver of the 18-wheeler were both killed at the scene.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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Source: ABC 13