SUV Driver Dies in Rear-End Collision

The driver of an SUV was killed instantly in a severe collision which occurred on the southbound frontage road of I-45 South near Clear Lake City Blvd. just before 5:00 am on Thursday, October 5th. According to HPD Police officers on the scene, the SUV rear-ended the flatbed trailer of an 18-wheeler which was stopped in front of a car dealership. The trailer’s rear-end sliced into the front of the passenger compartment and crushed it so completely and the driver’s injuries were so severe it has been initially impossible to determine the driver’s sex or approximate age. As of 7:45 am, all of the frontage road lanes remained blocked all the way back to El Dorado and investigation continues as to why the big rig was stopped in a traffic lane and why the tragic collision occurred.