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Motorcyclist, 32, killed in collision with dump truck on U.S. 290 in Houston, Texas
Just after 1 a.m., the motorcycle was traveling along U.S. 290 over 43rd Street when the rider slammed into a dump truck in the middle lane, Houston police told reporters at the scene.
According to witnesses, the victim was operating a Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed in the outbound lanes of the Northwest Freeway. He passed other vehicles, failed to control his speed, and struck the rear of a dump truck also traveling outbound. The victim was thrown from the motorcycle, which was dragged under the dump truck a short distance and then caught fire.