Mainlanes reopen after fatal crash on North Loop involving big rig and pedestrian cleared, HPD says

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
18-wheeler hits and kills man walking on North Loop, police say
Police said the man stepped out right in front of the big rig. Skid marks on the freeway show the 18-wheeler tried to stop, but ultimately killed the man.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man walking on the North Loop was hit and killed by an 18-wheeler Thursday afternoon, according to police.

The deadly crash had caused all mainlanes westbound on the North Loop at TC Jester to close but the lanes have since then been reopened, police added.

Police said they received a call at about 2:10 p.m. regarding a man walking on the freeway ramp. They said the man stepped in front of the 18-wheeler and was struck.

The man was rushed to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

SkyEye captured footage in the video player above from the scene which showed a massive backup at the time.

Video also captured a number of skid marks the big rig made on the freeway from what seemed like an attempt to avoid hitting the man.