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Houston Deputy killed after crash involving 18-wheeler

Police lights. (AP Photo)

UPDATED 7:50 AM PT – Friday, May 13, 2022

A family and community are mourning the loss of a Texas Deputy after he crashed into an 18-wheeler truck.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, 27-year-old Robert Howard clipped the back of a semi-trailer parked on the shoulder of a Houston highway resulting in an horrific impact.

Howard was rushed to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. A second officer on a motorcycle was reportedly injured while escorting Howard to the hospital and is in fair condition.

.@HCSOTexas Deputy Robert Adam Howard has died, after clipping an 18-wheeler parked on the shoulder of 249 near Spring Cypress. 💔 He was only 27, and leaves behind a wife and child. The last thing he did before work was play with his two-year old daughter.

— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) May 11, 2022

The late deputy is survived by his wife and daughter. Howard’s partner remembers him as a loving officer and father.

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