MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A driver died late Wednesday night after they slammed into the back of a tow truck stopped in the shoulder lane of I-45 near Highway 242, deputies said.
The crash happened just after 10 p.m., according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy searching a stopped vehicle called for a wrecker, and several showed up and parked on the interstate’s shoulder lane.
As they waited, deputies said the 36-year-old driver of a Honda Accord slammed into the back of one of the tow trucks at full speed.
The driver of the Honda died on impact. The tow truck driver, a resident of Spring, was sent to the hospital in stable condition.
Deputies said the tow trucks all had their overhead lights on. They weren’t sure why the Honda’s driver was in the shoulder lane.
The impact was so great, the wrecker slid about 30 feet while still in park.
Deputies did not release the identity of the car’s driver.