HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- On Saturday night FM 1960 was shut down between Briar Creek and Treaschwig for several hours as the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office investigated a two-vehicle crash.
Investigators say a red Toyota Matrix and a white Chevy pickup truck were both headed east and that the pickup was speeding.
It was going so fast, it rammed into the back of the Toyota and went airborne on impact.
The truck flew into a power pole, landed in a parking lot, and ejected the driver. Investigators say he died on impact.
As for the Matrix, two women were inside. The passenger was taken to Ben Taub in stable condition. The driver died on her way to the hospital.
Krista Pickett was on her way home from work at the time and heard the crash.
“And then I just saw a couple cars spinning out of control over here,” she said. “So immediately I stopped and I called 911 of course.”
Investigators do not know why the truck was going so fast. They are unsure whether alcohol or drugs played a role.