Family of TV host killed in SW Freeway wreck blames trucking company

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A widow has filed legal action after a popular sports talk show host was killed in a wreck on Southwest Freeway Tuesday afternoon.

Khurram Ibrahim was killed when his black BMW smashed into a stalled 18-wheeler.

Ibrahim's car was crushed beneath the rear of the big rig on US-59 near Harwin. Police say he "failed to control his speed."

Ibrahim's wife filed a temporary restraining order against trucking companies Knights Transportation and Swift Transportation. The order is seeking all evidence related to the incident.

"Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no evidence that Mr. Ibrahim failed to control his speed. In fact, the evidence shows the Swift Transportation, Inc. tractor-trailer was illegally stopped in a moving lane of traffic. Further, eyewitnesses have confirmed there were no warning cones behind the tractor-trailer," the family's attorney Mo Aziz said.

Knights Transportation and Swift Transportation released a statement to ABC13 about the crash:

"Our company has been made aware of this incident. At this point, there is no indication that the equipment involved in the incident is owned or operated by our company. We are conducting an investigation and are working closely with counsel representing the Ibrahim family and with local law enforcement to determine the facts and identify the parties involved."

Friends say Ibrahim had just left a funeral before the crash happened.

Ibrahim leaves behind a wife and three children. He was 43 years old.
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