Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 900 East Loop North (East Interstate Highway 610) about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (July 20).
The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Officer L. Ho reported:
A black Jeep Liberty, a black Lexus and an orange Freightliner 18-wheeler were traveling northbound on the East Loop near Clinton when the driver of the Jeep lost control, veered to the right, struck the guardrail and then went back to the left. The Jeep then struck the right side of the Lexus, causing the Lexus to spin to the left. As it turned sideways in front of the 18-wheeler, the driver’s side of the Lexus was struck. The driver (victim) of the Lexus was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The investigation is continuing.