Motorcycle driver dies after colliding with wrecker truck

Police investigating who was at fault

By Gianna Caserta - Reporter , Lauren Scott

HOUSTON - Police are working to find out who is at fault in a wreck that killed a motorcyclist.

According to the Houston Police Department, the accident happened at West Airport Boulevard and Sandpiper Drive at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police say the wrecker driver was traveling westbound on West Airport and attempting to make a left turn onto Sandpiper when he hit a motorcycle traveling east.

Officials say the motorcyclist was reportedly speeding and slammed into the side of the wrecker.

"While making a left hand turn to go south, the wrecked driver struck a motorcyclist traveling east bound on West Airport Boulevard. As a result of the collision, the driver of the motorcycle died at the scene," said Sgt. Tim Trometer with Houston Police Department.

The wrecker driver reported the motorcyclist did not have his lights on, which is why he did not see him.

"He was tested for any signs of impairment but the wrecker driver showed no signs of impairment of intoxication," said Trometer.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

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