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Big rig driver kept going after losing tire that caused fatal accident, Texas cops say

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Law enforcement agencies in Texas are investigating a fatal accident reportedly caused by a loose truck tire.

Harris County Constable Ted Heap says that the incident occurred Thursday night on the Katy Tollway in the Houston area.

“At approximately 8:30, it appears an 18-wheeler lost a tire while traveling eastbound on the Katy Freeway. The tire struck a car traveling westbound on the Katy Tollway, killing a passenger in the front seat,” Heap said.

“The driver of the car, after being struck by the tire, crossed all 6 lanes of the freeway and crashed into the outside barrier wall, suffering non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident,” Heap continued.

The driver of the car was transported to a hospital for treatment.

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