Montgomery man killed in tractor trailer crash

A vehicle described as a Subaru can be seen under a tractor trailer after its driver reportedly crashed into it Wednesday night near Lake Conroe and died on the scene.

Authorities have identified the man who died in a Wednesday night crash in the Lake Conroe area that reportedly involved a tractor trailer and left a small child hospitalized.

Around 8:51 p.m., multiple 911 calls came into dispatch about a small red car slamming into and being under a tractor trailer on Fish Creek Thoroughfare, just south of FM 2854. Lake Conroe-area fire units arrived to find a 2018 Subaru WRX under a tractor trailer, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.

A 5-year-old boy was pulled out of the back seat of the Subaru through the passenger compartment’s only opening. The male driver was found dead once he was cut out of the car, according to the Police Reporter.

The deceased was identified as Nicolas Elkin, 32, of Montgomery, by Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Erik Burse.

The Montgomery County Hospital District transported the boy in critical condition to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, according to the Police Reporter.

The tractor trailer’s driver told DPS troopers he was northbound on the Fish Creek Thoroughfare’s inside lane when an airline hose broke causing the air brakes to lock up. Unable to move the vehicle, he turned on his flashers and checked the brakes at the back of the truck. As he returned to the front, the Suburu slammed into the tractor trailer’s back, the Police Reporter reported.

Firefighters raised the tractor trailer’s loading ramp to access the Subaru, the Police Reporter added.

Written by Jose R. Gonzalez

Categories: Accident

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