According to the Houston Chronicle, the crash occurred around 10 am when a semi slammed into the back of a pickup before hitting another 18-wheeler and forcing it into a car.
The driver of the pickup, a 67-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 39, was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to a Houston hospital.
The driver of the first semi was transported to Houston San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in stable condition. The driver of the second 18-wheeler and the driver of the car were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):