Motorcyclist killed in fatal accident on Houston interstate wasn’t wearing helmet

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HOUSTON - They say speed kills, and apparently it was a big factor in the death of a motorcyclist in north Houston about 10 p.m. Friday night.

According to Harris County Sheriff's Traffic Enforcement, a 23-year-old white male riding a Harley way too fast, slammed into a Toyota SUV after he took the Airtex exit on the northbound feeder road of I-45.

"As he exited the freeway, he was approaching the rear of that Toyota, he slammed on the front brake, he skidded for approximately 90 feet," said Sgt. S. Wolverton.

After crashing into the SUV, both vehicles skidded down the road about another 150 feet. The rider of the motorcycle, possibly an out-of-towner, was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's unclear if anyone in the Toyota was injured, but the driver of the SUV, a Hispanic male, did make it out alive.

"The Hispanic male was actually leaving church and on his way home, and had no signs of impairments on him, so we do not anticipate filing any charges against him," Sgt. Wolverton said.

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