U of H student dies after crashing into big rig

A driver's car roof was sheered off by an 18-wheeler after the driver slammed into it overnight.

April 15, 2011 3:18:53 AM PDT
A driver was killed when he crashed into an 18-wheeler in northeast Houston. It happened around 9pm last night on the North Loop near McCarty. Police say the 18-wheeler was traveling down McCarty and tried to make a left turn. That's when the driver of a car drove under the trailer, cutting the top of the car off. The 21-year-old driver was a student at U of H and died instantly. The truck driver was not hurt.

Police are investigating to see which driver ran the red light.

The victim's identity hasn't been released.