HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A rider on a dirt bike motorcycle was killed after he slammed into a car in west Harris County overnight.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, it happened at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3100 block of Fry Road near Morton Road.
Deputies said that a man in his 20's was illegally riding his dirt bike on the southbound lanes of Fry Road. He had no lights on it, as it is an off-road motorcycle.
Witnesses stated seeing him riding at a high rate of speed, passing cars in the main lanes and popping wheelies.
Deputies said there are also no street lights along that stretch of Fry Road. Witnesses added that the rider could barely be seen when he passed drivers.
A man in a Ford Mustang heading north on Fry Road went to make a left turn into a bank parking lot and did not see the motorcycle rider. Deputies said the rider slammed into the passenger side of the Mustang.
Deputies said the rider was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.
The driver of the Mustang was not hurt, deputies said. The rider was not wearing a helmet.
Deputies said the driver of the Mustang will not be charged.