About 9:30am this morning, a 20 year old male worker was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler on Highway 146 near FM 646 in Texas City, TX. The worker was a contractor who was cutting weeds in the grass area just off of the highway when the 18-wheeler veered off the road, plowed into the ditch, and ran over the worker. Police said he died at the scene. The truck driver was not injured in the accident.
Police investigated the wreckage and interviewed the truck driver in attempt to determine what caused the truck to veer off of the road. A section of Highway 146 was shut down while the accident scene was cleared.