The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 13000 block of Wallisville Road, between Normandy and Maxie.
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the 50-year-old driver of the semi was in the westbound lanes of Wallisville while the 29-year-old driver of a silver Toyota Corolla was in the eastbound lanes, when the Corolla crossed into the westbound side, in front of the H-E-B truck.
The Corolla driver died. He did not have any passengers.
Deputies say the semi driver showed no signs of impairment and had just dropped off a delivery at a nearby Joe V's, a discount grocery concept owned by H-E-B.
He is cooperating.
The sheriff's office said it was drizzling when deputies arrived, but they do not believe weather was a factor in the crash.
The gas tank of the trailer was damaged in the crash, causing diesel fuel to leak onto the road.
Authorities plan to do a full investigation into whether the Corolla driver was impaired.
H-E-B TRUCK VS. CAR: Following a deadly accident on Wallisville Rd this AM.— Katherine Marchand (@KatherineMABC13) June 12, 2019
Driver dies after colliding with @HEB grocery truck.
Investigators say it appears Toyota Corolla crossed into 18 wheeler's lane.
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