HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating a crash that involved an 18-wheeler and left a man dead in northeast Houston Tuesday. Family members identified the victim as 46-year-old Donald Carter, a father to four.
“I love him, he means the world to me,” said father of the deceased, Ray Dow. “I still can’t believe it’s real.”
Police said the accident happened around 4 a.m. at 7000 N. Loop at Homestead and involved an 18-wheeler and a car. Investigators said the 18-wheeler was parked on the shoulder with its hazard lights flashing when the driver of the car lost control and crashed into the semi-truck’s trailer.
According to officers, the victim was trapped inside the car. A rescue truck was called to extricate the victim, who died at the scene.
Authorities are investigating if alcohol or wet weather played a role in the crash.