Man dead after crashing truck into 18-wheeler in Channelview area, HCSO says

A man is dead after a crash involving an 18-wheeler in the Channelview area.
A man is dead after a crash involving an 18-wheeler in the Channelview area.

HOUSTON – A man is dead after crash involving an 18-wheeler early Saturday morning in the Channelview area.

The crash happened at 3:22 a.m. on Bayou Drive in the 16600 block of the East Freeway eastbound service road.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said Miguel Camarillo, the driver of an F-150 truck, traveling east, hit the 42-foot trailer of the 18-wheeler as the truck entered the intersection at the 200 block of Bayou Drive. Authorities said the F-150 truck did not stop at the four-way stop sign and struck the heavy truck’s right side.

Camarillo died at the scene.

HCSO said speed is likely a factor and intoxication will be determined as soon as tests can be done.

The 18-wheeler driver, Ashley John Abshire, was not hurt.

This case remains open and under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.


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