Crash along North Freeway kills one, injures two

November 22, 2009 1:10:24 PM PST
One person is dead and two injured after a horrific accident on the shoulder of the freeway early Sunday morning. It all started around 3am along the North Freeway near Spring-Steubner when investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office say a driver pulled off on the shoulder with a flat tire. The driver of a second vehicle, who police say knows the driver of the disabled car, pulled over as well. Two tow trucks also pulled over to help.

Investigators say as the tow truck drivers were changing the flat tire, a driver veered onto the shoulder and struck at least two of the vehicles before rolling over. One of the tow truck drivers was hit and died at the scene. The driver of the disabled car and the other tow truck driver were also struck and injured. They were taken to area hospitals.

The female driver of the car investigators say slammed into the scene was taken to the hospital for treatment. A blood sample was taken from that driver and results are pending.

The accident remains under investigation.


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