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HPD: Speeding car slams into big rig leaving 2 dead in northeast Houston

Two men, the 21-year-old driver of the car and his 20-year-old passenger, were killed. Police said the driver was speeding when he hit the semi.

HOUSTON — Two people were killed after their vehicle slammed into a semi-truck, according to the Houston Police Department.

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday on Beaumont Highway near Greens Bayou in northeast Houston.

Police said the vehicle was traveling at an "extremely high rate of speed" when it crashed into the big rig as the driver was pulling out of a truck yard. Both people in the speeding vehicle, the 21-year-old driver and his 20-year-old passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was uninjured.

The trucker had stopped for a tractor-trailer truck that was backing out of a private driveway.

"The driver of the truck wasn't able to estimate how quick the car would get there due to the speed...and the car went under the truck," HPD Lt. Crowson said.

The names of the victims haven't been released.

The district attorney's office will determine if the truck driver will face any charges once an investigation into the crash is complete.

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