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

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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 said.Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Adam Howard, 27, died a short time after the incident on State Highway 249 in the Houston suburb of Cypress. He was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition before he died, authorities said. TEXAS WOMAN CHARGED WITH DRIVING TRACTOR-TRAILER CARRYING OVER 60 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTSDuring the escort of Howard to the hospital, a second deputy on a motorcycle was injured during a crash as authorities were blocking traffic, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. That deputy was not seriously injured, he said. Images of the scene showed a commercial truck on the side of the freeway and a sheriff’s patrol vehicle smashed on its left side with the roof ripped off. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAll northbound lanes on the freeway were closed as authorities investigate. 

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