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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.

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