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News: 1 dead, 1 injured after collision involving street sweeper

News: 1 dead, 1 injured after collision involving street sweeper

HOUSTON, TX – A motorist was killed and the operator of a street sweeper was injured following a collision on I-45 in Spring early yesterday morning.

The Houston Chronicle reports that the incident occurred at about 2:20 a.m. on April 19, in the southbound lanes near the intersection with Cypresswood Drive.

Two street-sweeping vehicles, a truck, and a work crew were in the shoulder when a 1995 Mitsubishi Montero collided with one of the street sweepers, causing both vehicles to catch fire. The Montero’s driver died at the scene after becoming trapped in the vehicle. That person has not been identified at this time.

The operator of the affected street sweeper was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. His current condition is unknown.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.

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