HPD: 51-year-old woman killed after swerving into path of oncoming 18-wheeler

HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal car crash in southwest Houston Thursday morning.

The accident happened around 6:05 a.m. in the 1400 block of Almeda Road.

A 51-year-old woman was driving a gray Volvo on Almeda Road when the vehicle swerved into the path of an 18-wheeler, police said. The 18-wheeler struck the Volvo and then struck a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with minor injuries,  police said. The driver of the Toyota had no reported injuries.