Texas man dancing on top of 18-wheeler dies after slamming into bridge

The incident occurred in the Houston area.

18-wheeler

18-wheeler

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A Texas man who jumped onto a moving 18-wheeler before starting to dance later died after slamming into a bridge, police say. The driver of the red Kenworth 18-wheeler had no knowledge that the man had climbed on top of the cargo portion of the truck, according to a news release from the Houston Police Department.

The incident occurred just after 11:30 a.m. last Thursday, November 10 in the 1500 block of Eastex Freeway in Houston. Police sent a release about the incident on Monday, November 14 after a video of the man dancing on the 18-wheeler went viral on Facebook. The video received more than 500 shares.

Police said the man was recording himself and was knocked off as the truck passed underneath the Tuam Street Bridge. The driver was questioned at the scene, according to the release. Police said he was determined not to be impaired and was released.

The man who fell off the truck was transported by the Houston Fire Department to the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The man died from multiple blunt impact injuries, according to Houston officials.

Officials did not release the identity of the man, who was revealed to be 25 years old. It’s unclear why the man was on top of the 18-wheeler. The Houston Police Department said the investigation is ongoing.

You can watch video of the man dancing on the 18-wheeler here:

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