Driver with mattress on roof dies after being struck by pickup in League City

Authorities say a pickup truck slammed into a driver towing a mattress on the roof of the car.

September 23, 2013 6:10:23 AM PDT
Police say a woman trying to be cautious with a big load was killed when her car was struck by a pickup.

The accident happened around 12:45am on the Gulf Freeway near Calder in League City.

Police say the victim had a mattress on the roof of her car and was driving slowly. At some point a pickup hit the vehicle. The woman died in the accident.

Authorities say the driver of the pickup then slammed into a median. The pickup driver was not injured.

The northbound lanes were closed due to the investigation but all lanes have since reopened.

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