One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 6 near Memorial in Houston
Where: The accident occurred on Highway 6 near the intersection with Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly struck a pedestrian.
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Pedestrian, killed
On or about Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, around 2:00 in the afternoon, an accident between a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian left one individual dead. Deputies from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened along Highway 6 near Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas.
Police said one as-of-yet unidentified individual died after being struck by an 18-wheeler under unspecified conditions. Officers did not specify if the victim died at the scene or after being taken to the hospital. No other injuries were mentioned in the initial police statement.
Highway 6 is eight lanes in the area, with a curbed median dividing north and southbound traffic, according to Google Streetview. Memorial Drive is two lanes that run east and west. The intersection is controlled by a stoplight.
Multiple agencies are investigating the incident.
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