DEER PARK, TX – A man was fatally impaled by a steel beam after he crashed into the back of a semi-truck in Deer Park last week, according to KTRK.
The crash happened on the feeder road for State Highway 225 and Underwood at about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.
A semi-truck was parked on the side of the road with its hazard lights on as its driver was going to sleep in the cabin. The driver of a black, four-door Infiniti then collided with the back of the trailer, which was carrying a load of steel beams. The steel beam, known as rebar, went through the windshield, impaling the driver.
The driver of the sedan, identified only as a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
He may have fallen asleep or experienced a medical emergency just before impact, according to investigators.
The truck driver was not hurt and has cooperated with investigators.
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