Pickup truck driver dies after being thrown from vehicle

A pickup truck driver died after being thrown from a vehicle on Houston's south side
August 24, 2012 12:18:02 PM PDT
A man was thrown from his vehicle in a wreck on Houston's south side this morning.

The accident happened after 6am on West Airport near Almeda Road. Police say a driver of a pickup truck was traveling north on Almeda when it hit a curb. The driver overcorrected and crossed traffic, hitting a Porche, and flipping over. The driver was thrown from the truck..

The 68-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The driver of the Porsche was not hurt.

Investigators are still not sure whether speed or alcohol played a role in the crash.


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