Multiple major vehicle accidents reported overnight as rain causes slick roads

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Friday, October 16, 2020
Multiple vehicles crash overnight as rain causes slick roads
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DANGEROUS ROADS: Here's a look at the scenes of several crashes that occurred overnight, including the huge mess an 18-wheeler crash left behind on the South Loop, causing backups.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Multiple major vehicle crashes were reported on Houston roadways overnight as rain caused slick conditions across the city.

South Loop 18-wheeler crash

Authorities responded to a heavy truck accident on the I-610 South Loop near Wayside Drive around 3:50 a.m. Friday.

Houston Police say an 18-wheeler truck crashed on the westbound side of the freeway. Both sides of the freeway were temporarily closed before a few lanes reopened to allow traffic to pass through.

ABC13's live crew on the scene captured video of the huge mess the smashed 18-wheeler left on the roadway.

Driver hits and kills pedestrian on Beaumont Highway

Around 2:30 a.m., the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to the 19500 block of Beaumont Highway for an auto-pedestrian crash.

Deputies say the crash involved a tan or gold 2007 to 2011 Toyota Camry that was traveling westbound.

A pedestrian, who deputies identified as Tina King, was crossing the road when she was struck by the vehicle.

Deputies say the vehicle fled the scene westbound on Beaumont Highway.

EMS performed life saving measures on King and transported her to Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital where she was pronounced deceased, deputies say.

Car flies 45 feet down embankment

Houston Fire Department responded to a water rescue call in west Houston around 12:30 a.m.

Upon responding to the scene, firefighters found a white Audi 45 feet below the Katy Freeway feeder road near Post Oak in the bayou.

Firefighters say a woman was able to get back up on the road after the crash. They assisted a man they found in the bayou in also getting back up to the roadway.

Investigators say it appears the vehicle left the roadway, crashed through two fences and flew into the bayou while overturning.

Both the man and woman were stable condition, but taken to the hospital out of precaution.

Investigators believe the driver may have been under the influence at the time of the crash.

High water on Lockwood

After a night of scattered storms across the city, video showed two people in knee-deep water pushing a stalled out car.

The car stalled out at Lockwood Drive and the underpass of Spur 5 near the University of Houston.

Jackknifed 18-wheeler on I-10

An 18-wheeler jacknifed on the East Freeway near Holland Road around 11 p.m. Thursday in east Houston.

Authorities have not released information on possible injuries.

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