Motorcyclist killed in crash due to another vehicle’s tire in SW Houston

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOUSTON—A motorcyclist was fatally injured in a car accident after the vehicle in front of him suffered from a mechanical failure in southwest Houston Friday night, according to the Houston Police Department.

The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. near the Bellaire and S. Gessner exit on US Highway 59 when the right rear tire fell off of a black Navigator causing the vehicle to stop and spin.

According to police, a motorcyclist was riding behind the Navigator and could not stop in time while the vehicle spun.

The motorcyclist crashed into the back of the Navigator, and died at the scene, police said.

The driver of the Navigator was uninjured during the accident.