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Texas deputy Robert Howard dead after car crash with 18-wheeler, another deputy injured

A Texas sheriff’s deputy was killed Wednesday after a crash with an 18-wheeler truck on a Houston-area freeway and one other was injured throughout 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 essential situation earlier than he died, authorities stated. 

Throughout the escort of Howard to the hospital, a second deputy on a motorbike was injured throughout a crash as authorities had been blocking site visitors, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez stated. 

That deputy was not critically injured, he stated. 

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

All northbound lanes on the freeway had 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 facet with the roof ripped off following the deadly crash.
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