HOUSTON -

Police said a woman died after slamming her car into the back of an 18-wheeler in west Harris County.

The accident happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday along the Katy Freeway near the Grand Parkway.

Deputies said the 18-wheeler was stopped at a red light when the woman's car crashed into it and was wedged underneath.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt.

Deputies said they are checking to see if alcohol played a role in the crash. The victim's name has not been released.