Motorcyclist dies in wrong-way crash on FM 1960

By Kelci Johnston - News Producer
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HOUSTON - A motorcyclist was killed after slamming head-on into a pickup truck in northwest Houston, police said.

The accident happened at around 9 p.m. Friday as the rider was leaving a Starbucks on FM 1960 in Willowbrook. 

According to reports, the motorcyclist lost control after he entered the westbound lanes of FM 1960 and tried to maneuver around several cars. 

In the process, police said he drove over the center median into oncoming traffic and crashed into a truck traveling east.

"A motorcycle was pulling out of the strip center [...] and apparently the driver of the motorcycle lost control," said Sergeant J.R. Roberts with the Houston Police Department.  "[He] went across three lanes of traffic, jumped a curb, and then was struck by a vehicle that was traveling in the eastbound lanes of 1960."

The 35-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene. His name was not immediately released. Police say he had just bought the motorcycle earlier in the day.

Two people were inside the truck at the time of the crash, but officers say neither were injured.

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