HOUSTON It was a deadly night for motorcyclists on Houston streets overnight.
In two separate cases, rider died after horrible crashes on overnight Friday.
In a crash in the 7900 block of W. FM 1960 near Lee Road police said a motorcyclist had just left a Starbucks and lost complete control of his bike right out of the parking lot.
Went across three lanes of traffic, jumped a curb and then was struck by a vehicle that was traveling in the east bound lanes of 1960, Sgt. J. R. Roberts, of the Houston Police Department, said.
The motorcyclist ended up hitting a pick-up truck head on. Two people were riding in the truck. They were not injured. Loved ones of the motorcyclist showed up at the scene and were overcome with grief.
In the second deadly crash, police said a wrecker driver was going west on West Airport and while he was turning onto Sandpiper a motorcycle ran into the side of him.
Even though the wrecker turned right in front of the motorcycle, police said the rider may have been speeding with no lights on.
The wrecker driver was not injured and there s no signs of impairment to the wrecker driver, said HPD Sgt. Tim Trometer.
The motorcyclist has been identified as Tommy Griffin. Sadly, his son is in prison and was notified this morning by the chaplain.
In both these cases, the motorcycle riders died at the scene.