HOUSTON – A person was killed in a crash in northwest Harris County after a tractor-trailer hauling five vehicles crashed on FM 2920 at Hegar Road.
Investigators said traffic was backed on Hegar Road and a woman in an SUV was caught in the jam. She said she noticed the 18-wheeler driving toward her. The woman said it seemed like the truck was unaware of the traffic jam, so she swerved her SUV left to avoid the truck, officials said.
The truck also swerved left, striking the SUV. Investigators said the truck flipped, killing the driver of the truck. The woman in the SUV was OK, officials said.
Harris County authorities are advising drivers to avoid the area.
Update on FM 2920: eastbound and westbound lanes of FM 2920, between Hager & Roberts are shut down for now. Avoid this area. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) August 5, 2019
UPDATE: Deputies confirm that one person has now died as a result of this crash. PIO is en route to the scene to provide additional updates. #hounews— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) August 5, 2019
Deputies are on the scene of major multi-vehicle crash at FM 2920 and Hagar Rd. involving a tractor trailer hauling cars. LifeFlight is en route. Drivers should avoid the area. #hounews pic.twitter.com/PFU37I29H9— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) August 5, 2019