Motorcyclist was ejected from bike in deadly crash on North Freeway at West Gulf Bank, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the North Freeway overnight.

Houston police received a call about a motorcycle accident on the I-45 North Freeway at Gulf Bank Road around 12:45 a.m. Friday.

According to HPD, the 47-year-old motorcyclist was traveling northbound on the freeway when he struck the back of a silver Porsche Boxster, which was also traveling northbound.

The man was ejected from his motorcycle. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The female driver and passenger in the Porsche were not injured, police said. The driver was questioned, determined not to be impaired and released.

Houston Transtar cameras captured video of the freeway at West Gulf Bank, which was shut down for about three hours after the deadly crash.

Police said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Another deadly accident happened near the same area on Thursday morning.

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A hit-and-run crash in the 700 block of West Mount Houston Road, at the I-45 North Freeway underpass, left a bicyclist dead.

According to HPD, the 40-year-old victim was riding his bicycle westbound in the eastbound lanes of West Mount Houston when a driver struck him.

Police did not know the suspect vehicle's make or model, but did say it was traveling eastbound on West Mount Houston.

The driver did not stop and render aid, according to HPD.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
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