A 50-year-old man died after the van he was riding in struck a crane that was being transported along Beltway 8, according to the Houston Police Department.
The incident occurred in the tollway’s northbound frontage lanes around 5:45 am on Wednesday, July 22.
HPD reports that one of its motorcycle officers was transporting the oversized yellow crane and stopped all traffic at the intersection when the driver of a silver Dodge minivan went through and struck the crane’s front boom.
The van’s driver and one passenger were injured; a second passenger in the rear of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the crane was not injured.