Driver dies in SW Houston after trying to beat train

HOUSTON — Police are investigating after a driver was killed over the weekend while trying to beat a train in the southwest Houston area. Investigators said the train slammed into the side of the driver's vehicle, killing the driver and pushing the truck about 200 yards down the track.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. on Saturday night at the intersection of Main Street and Fondren Road, the Houston Police Department said.

Police said a driver of a white pickup truck was traveling southbound on Fondren when it went around a stopped car at the railroad tracks in an attempt to beat an oncoming train.

Authorities said the driver died at the scene.