Driver impaled after rear-ending 18-wheeler in Deer Park, sheriff says

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DEER PARK, Texas – Harris County sheriff’s deputies said a man was impaled after rear-ending an 18-wheeler in Deer Park.

The crash happened at 7400 La Porte Freeway near Independence Freeway around 3:37 a.m., deputies said.

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, an 18-wheeler driven by a man who has been identified as Cody Field was stopped on the outbound shoulder. Deputies said Field was asleep in a 2003 Peterbilt 379 with a flatbed trailer attached to it. According to investigators, Field was completely out of the moving lane of traffic with his lights and four-way hazards illuminated.

A driver, who was identified as Jesus Duran, rear-ended the truck with his 2012 Infiniti 370 and was impaled by rebar, investigators said.

Gonzalez said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said no other people were injured during the crash.

The eastbound feeder road beginning at Battleground and 225 was closed as deputies investigated the crash. Drivers were asked to find an alternative route.

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