Metal Swingset on Southwest Freeway Turns into Fatal Accident

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In what has to be one of the most bizarre and unfortunate incidents on Houston highways this holiday season, the driver of a car is dead after being struck from behind by another vehicle on the Southwest Freeway the day after Christmas. The culprit: a metal swingset sitting in the middle of the road.

According to a police report, the driver of a black Chevrolet Aveo was traveling northbound at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning when he tried to avoid the swingset sitting in his lane. He struck it and lost control of his car, crossing multiple lanes of traffic and hitting the back of a silver Nissan Murano, which rolled several times.

The driver of the Murano, an unidentified 31-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Aveo remained on the scene and there are no indications that alcohol was a factor in the incident. There have also been no charges filed as the investigation continues.

Basically, someone lost their load on the freeway and, as a result, someone else lost his life, and another man is going to have to live with having killed someone even if it was in an accident. That's a serious bummer for the day after Christmas.

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