Two people were killed in a car crash in Texas Friday morning when a cement truck leaked wet mortar onto the roadway, police said.
The accident happened in Humble, about 20 miles north of Houston.
It appears that a truck with a "cement drum was leaving its plant and immediately began losing wet cement," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet. "Cement spilled on the roadway causing a hazard."
Violent Crash. It appears a Lattimore Materials truck w/cement drum was leaving its plant and immediately began losing wet cement. Cement spilled on the roadway causing a hazard. A driver, n/b on Old Humble drove atop the cement, jumped the median and struck a car going s/b on https://t.co/92Ljs7bv5Upic.twitter.com/jz6IBId80w
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 14, 2020
One driver traveling northbound drove over the wet concrete, lost control of the car, jumped the median and hit another vehicle going southbound. Both drivers died at the scene, Gonzalez said.
NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston reported that the sheriff said it appears that the part of the truck holding the cement was turning the wrong way while the driver was turning a corner.
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