Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 1400 Almeda Road about 6:05 a.m. today (Feb. 8).
The identity of the deceased victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Officer M. Tamez reported:
The victim was driving a gray Volvo northbound on Almeda Road when the vehicle swerved to the left into the path of an 18-wheeler traveling in the southbound lanes on Almeda. The Volvo was struck. The tractor-trailer then swerved to the left of the center line, struck a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck and crossed a ditch near railroad tracks.
The driver of the Volvo was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota was not injured.