Man Killed in Northeast Side Wreck

A man was killed early today when officials say he ran a red light and drove into the path of an 18 wheeler, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say the victim was driving at a high rate of speed down Rittiman Road about 3AM when he ran the red light at Gibbs Sprawl and slammed into the big rig that was turning onto Ritiman.

The man's SUV then ran under the 18 wheeler, tearing off the roof.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.

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