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Texas deputy killed in crash with 18-wheeler, another injured during hospital escort


A Texas sheriff’s deputy was killed Wednesday after a crash with an 18-wheeler truck on a Houston-area freeway and another was injured during an escort to the hospital, authorities stated.

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Adam Howard, 27, died a short while after the incident on State Freeway 249 in a Houston suburb.

He was initially taken to a hospital in crucial situation earlier than he died, authorities stated. 

Through the escort of Howard to the hospital, a second deputy on a motorbike was injured during a crash as authorities have been blocking visitors, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez stated. 

That deputy was not severely injured, he stated. 

Photographs of the scene confirmed a industrial truck on the aspect of the freeway and a sheriff’s patrol car smashed on its left aspect with the roof ripped off. 

All northbound lanes on the freeway have been closed as authorities examine. 

The sheriff's patrol vehicle is seen smashed on its left side with the roof ripped off following the fatal crash.
The sheriff’s patrol car is seen smashed on its left aspect with the roof ripped off following the deadly crash.
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