According to the Houston Chronicle, the fatal accident in Houston occurred around 9:30 pm on Parker Road near the North Freeway.
Witnesses initially stated that two motorcyclists were racing prior to the crash; however, later reports suggest the motorcyclist was killed when he attempted to pass two cars.
As the rider crossed into oncoming traffic, he was struck by a vehicle making a left turn into an apartment complex. The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and the motorcycle caught fire.
The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released and the accident remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):