Police officers say that a truck driver is expected to face charges after running a red light in a wreck that killed a motorist in a pickup.
The accident happened in Fulshear, Texas at around 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7th.
Witnesses told police that the pickup driver was traveling north on FM 359 as a semi truck headed east on FM 1093. The semi truck then ran a red light at the intersection and slammed into the pickup, killing the motorist inside.
MAJOR CRASH: FM 1093/FM 359 (1463) Crash with a fatality and 18-wheeler rollover. FM 1093 EB is closed. FM 359 NB closed. Use TX Heritage Pkwy to I-10 #HouTraffic #HouNews pic.twitter.com/xF5JrFDQJN— Fort Bend Pct 1 Constable (@FortBendPct1) February 7, 2023
The wreck knocked over some power poles, a traffic signal, and took out a transformer, knocking out power to nearby neighborhoods. The truck driver sustained minor injuries in the incident. The Centerpoint Energy has since responded to the scene for major electrical repair at the intersection.
Constable Chad Norwell told ABC 13 that cleanup of the wreck may take all day Tuesday, and that drivers should plan an alternative route through the evening. Norwell suggested TX Heritage Parkway to I-10, or Highway 36 as alternate routes. Fry Road is another alternative. Delays in the area are expected throughout the evening.
Norwell says he expects the truck driver to be charged for the incident.