HPD: Man killed after running red light and driving under 18-wheeler

HOUSTON - A man died after running a red light and driving under an 18-wheeler in southwest Houston early Sunday morning, police said. 

According to the Houston Police Department, the crash happened around 1:45 a.m. on Westpark Drive at Hillcroft Avenue. 

Police said a Kroger 18 Wheeler Truck was traveling northbound on Hillcroft with a green light when a BMW was traveling eastbound on Westpark. The driver of the BMW ran a red light and drove under the 18 wheeler.

The top of the car was ripped off; the male driver was killed instantly. 

Police said there were no other injuries.

HPD will follow up with the Medical Examiner to determine if alcohol was a factor. 

 

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