HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A driver is dead after their vehicle struck the back of a dump truck, which was later engulfed in flames at a north Harris County intersection, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said it happened in the 14100 block of Chrisman Road near Aldine Bender Road Friday morning.
Deputies said the vehicle overturned after striking the dump truck and was then engulfed in flames.
The driver in the vehicle died at the scene. Deputies believe he was driving at a high rate of speed prior to the collision.
It is unknown if the driver of the dump truck suffered any injuries.
Update to fatal crash on Chrisman: the only person in the pickup truck was the driver. The dump truck was traveling at a slow rate of speed due to hun turning into a business. The driver of the pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear of the dump truck https://t.co/oVepFKE1Pq— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) May 20, 2022