A Man Tragically Died In A Weather-Related Accident On N. Homestead
During dangerous weather, visibility and tire traction decreases, creating a perfect storm for deadly accidents to occur. It is important to take care to slow down below the posted speed limit as a safety measure.
Authorities in Houston say a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle last month has ended in the death of a father of four.
Click 2 Houston reported on its website that the crash happened in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 26th, at approximately 4:00 a.m.
According to police investigators, the driver of an 18-wheeler pulled his rig over along the 7000 block of N. Homestead and parked along the shoulder. His hazard lights were engaged. Due to slick weather conditions, the driver of the car lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the trailer of the parked big rig.
Emergency crews were called to the scene of the crash to try and extricate the driver of the car who was trapped inside of his vehicle. He reportedly died at the scene of the crash.
The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Donald Carter.
The driver of the semi-tractor trailer rig was uninjured in the accident.
Initially, Houston Police officials were uncertain whether the cause of the crash was due to driver intoxication or the wet weather at the time. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the crash was weather-related.
The crash is still currently under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Carter family during this difficult time.