Driver dies after slamming into big rig

Authorities say the driver died at the scene early Thursday morning.

January 7, 2010 10:00:09 AM PST
A pickup truck driver was killed in a crash on the Katy Freeway early this morning. It happened in the outbound lanes near Highway 6. Police say the drivers of two 18-wheelers had pulled to the side of the road to check on one of the big rigs. The drivers told officers they noticed a Ford pickup truck weaving on the freeway.

Authorities say that a short time later the pickup truck crashed into the back of one of the 18-wheelers, killing the driver. His name has not been released.