Man killed after hitting tractor-trailer

A Katy man died Saturday night after a two-vehicle accident in Wharton County, according to a Department of Public Safety official.

Carlos Zapata, 61, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup south on U.S. Highway 59 as a 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer, traveling east on Loop 183, attempted to cross the highway.

Zapata hit the tractor about 8 p.m. and was transported to Memorial Hermann in Houston. He died at the hospital at 9:34 p.m.

The driver of the Freightliner was not injured.

The accident is under investigation by DPS.