As the weather warms and schools begin to wrap up the academic year, more and more people in Texas will likely be hitting the road to enjoy some of the wonderful things that the state has to offer. Traveling on the interstate can be understandably unnerving -- many 18-wheelers seem to fly by at dangerous speeds no matter which lane they occupy. However, that fear is normally alleviated when motorists arrive at their destination. Few people expect to suffer catastrophic injuries after checking into their hotel room, but even there, travelers are not always safe.
The 51-year-old victim of a gruesome accident was staying at a motel near Interstate 10 when tragedy hit. The driver of an eastbound 18-wheeler lost control of the vehicle and careened off the roadway, although police are still not sure what caused the driver to do so. After leaving the interstate, the 18-wheeler headed down a nearby road, entered the motel's parking lot on an uncontrolled trajectory and slammed into the motel building.