On Wednesday evening around 6 p.m., a tractor-trailer carrying Hurricane Harvey relief supplies to South Houston was involved in a fatal accident.
Truck carrying supplies to Galveston involved in fatal crash on I-45 https://t.co/uk2zESNm6h pic.twitter.com/oz23xasHkB
— WFAA-TV (@wfaachannel8) August 31, 2017
The truck was traveling on Interstate 45 above Malloy Bridge Road, near the edge of Dallas-Ellis in Ferris, Texas. The location of the accident was about 3 hours away from Houston.
The tractor-trailer and a second vehicle were involved in a crossover collision.
The Wilmer Fire Department chief told NBC 5, “A northbound vehicle crossed the median and collided with a southbound 18-wheeler carrying relief supplies.”
The truck driver suffered minor injuries; however, 2 people in the other vehicle died.
Reporting live on I-45. A car collided with a big rig, carrying relief supplies to Houston.
2 men in the car killed, truck driver ok. pic.twitter.com/NLalGgmk0G
— Dan Godwin (@DanGodwinFOX4) August 31, 2017
Following the accident, as much of the relief supplies as possible were salvaged. The crash took almost 20 hours to clear.
Truck Carrying Harvey Relief Supplies Involved in Deadly Crash on I-45 South of Dallas https://t.co/IDD121RPnH
— TXPubSafetyScanner (@TXPubSafetyScan) August 31, 2017