John Jones Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on Highway 99 in Harris County, TX
UPDATE (April 24, 2023): Recent information from authorities identified the truck driver killed in the crash as John Albert Jones. The cause of the crash remains unclear at this time.
Harris County, TX — April 20, 2023, a truck driver was killed as the result of an 18-wheeler accident at around 11:30 p.m. on Highway 99.
Authorities with the Harris County Sheriff's Department said that the crash took place in the area of Highway 99/Grand Parkway and Cypress Rosehill Road in Northwest Harris County.
Details right now say that a tractor-trailer was traveling along the highway before it somehow lost control and ran onto the median. After doing so, the truck then careened into a wall. As a result of the collision, the truck driver succumbed to fatal injuries. That driver has not yet been identified by authorities.
Currently, details surrounding the cause of the crash are still under investigation. Authorities mentioned wet roadways, but it's unclear if weather contributed to the crash. Details about the condition of the truck also remain under investigation. There is no word on what the truck was hauling or what company with which it may be affiliated.