Just after 1 am Saturday morning Porter Fire Department responded to a major accident on US 59 between FM 1314 and Community Drive. They arrived to find a female lying on the freeway in the southbound lanes and a Smart Car also in the southbound lanes with heavy damage. In the northbound lanes was a Freightliner 18-wheeler owned by the Kroger Company with heavy front end and side damage.
The female was immediately taken by MCHD to Hermann Hospital in Houston in critical condition.
Masters Environmental was dispatched to clear the diesel fuel spilled as the trucks fuel tank was ripped off.
DPS who investigated the crash said the driver of the 18-wheeler which was northbound changed lanes from right to left. He did not see the vehicle next to him as the truck pushed the Smart Car into the concrete barrier. It was then the Smart Car went over the concrete wall into the southbound lanes and the driver was ejected from the rear of the vehicle,
Charges are pending on the 18-wheeler driver as the investigation continues.