Driver dies in violent collision on East Freeway

Driver dies in violent collision on East Freeway

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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. near Freeport Street.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 10, 2013 at 8:48 AM

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -– The driver of a red pickup truck died late Tuesday after they crashed into the back of a disabled vehicle along the East Freeway.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. near Freeport Street.

Deputies said a box truck broke down and was in the westbound shoulder lane near an exit ramp when the pickup driver struck it from behind. The red pickup was crushed, killing the driver instantly.

The driver in the box truck was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

Witnesses told deputies they saw the truck weaving back and forth before the crash.

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