Police: Car falls from overpass in wreck with big rig in La Porte

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SUV launches off freeway in wild wreck in La Porte

A dramatic wreck is under investigation in La Porte, after a car went over an overpass on Highway 225 eastbound at Highway 146.

A gray SUV and an 18-wheeler were both traveling eastbound on Highway 225. According to La Porte police, the SUV began taking the exit to Highway 146 northbound as the 18-wheeler exited to Highway 146 southbound. At the last minute, the SUV switched to the southbound exit, striking the 18-wheeler where the freeway splits. The SUV flew through the space in the freeway, landing on the ground below, approximately 50 feet down.

The big rig driver was initially trapped, but the La Porte Fire Department has managed to free him. He was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital by medical helicopter. His condition is unknown.

The driver of the car was taken to a local hospital via EMS with minor injuries.

The accident scene stretches as much as half a mile. The area is expected to be shut down until 3:30pm or so.
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