Motorcyclist Killed in Houston, TX, Dump Truck Accident on US 290
Houston, TX -- January 15, 2017, a man was killed as the result of an accident in which his motorcycle and a dump truck crashed on US 290.
The Houston Police Department responded to the fatal accident scene around 1:15 a.m. It occurred near the intersection of US 290 and Antoine Drive.
Preliminary reports indicate that a 32-year-old man was driving a motorcycle northbound on US 290. Reports allege the motorcyclist was weaving through traffic. As he approached a dump truck, also northbound, the motorcycle somehow didn't stop in time, and it crashed into the back of the truck.
The victim was ejected onto the roadway as a result of the collision, and the vehicle went underneath the truck. The motorcycle then caught fire. Authorities say the motorcyclist died in the crash. The truck driver was able to escape the accident without injury.
At this time, authorities have not said exactly what factors contributed to the incident. Their investigations are ongoing.
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