Man dancing atop half dead as truck passes under Houston Bridge
A 25-year-old man who Houston police say got on a moving tractor-trailer and began dancing has died after the truck went under a bridge and overturned him.
The man, who has not been identified by law enforcement, was killed just after 11:30 a.m. in the Nov. 10 incident on the Eastex Freeway, which runs through downtown, the Houston Police Department in a press release.
The driver of the red Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling south along the freeway and was unaware that the man had jumped or climbed onto the 18-wheeler and started dancing, possibly checking himself in, said the police.
As the semi-trailer passed under the Tuam Street bridge, the statement said, the man was struck and thrown from the trailer onto the main lanes of the highway.
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Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the man to Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
It is not immediately known whether the man was killed as a result of the fall or was hit by oncoming traffic and died.
Houston police could not be immediately reached by USA TODAY.
The truck driver was interviewed and determined not to be intoxicated, the statement said.
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