Police: Man killed in crash on US 59 near Rosenberg after hitting animal, stopping his car on freeway

A man is dead after he tried to get a stray dog from being hit on 59 northbound near Rosenberg, police said Wednesday.
A man is dead after he tried to get a stray dog from being hit on 59 northbound near Rosenberg, police said Wednesday.

ROSENBERG, Texas – A man was hit and killed Wednesday after stopping his car on a freeway when he hit an animal near Rosenberg, police said.

The crash was reported about 8 a.m. on the northbound side of U.S. Highway 59 near Reading Road.

According to Rosenberg police, the man was headed northbound on the freeway when his car hit an animal. Police said the man stopped his vehicle on the freeway and an 18-wheeler then slammed into the back of his car, killing the man.

The driver of the tractor-trailer stayed at the scene, and police said they do not believe charges will be filed.

The victim’s identity was not released.

The freeway reopened about 1:30 p.m.


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