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HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal crash involving two industrial trucks over the weekend in east Houston.

The victim was driving a white wrecker truck around 3:55 a.m. Saturday when he struck a blue dump truck near the 6700 block of Homestead Road. The dump truck was going southbound on the road when it tried to make a wide right turn into a private driveway. The victim’s truck caught fire after the crash, police said.

Investigators believe the wrecker driver may have been speeding.

No charges has been filed.