Wrong way driver killed in head-on crash, Eastex Freeway at Franklin

An early morning accident involving several vehicles and at least one death in blocking several southbound lanes of US 59 this morning.  Last night’s severe thunderstorms in the Houston area may have been a factor, but Channel 13’s article doesn’t state a cause for the wreck.

Update: Channel 11 is reporting that this was a wrong way accident. The accident happened near the George R. Brown convention center when a pickup truck entered the Eastex Freeway heading the wrong way and hit a car head-on, after which a third car hit both those vehicles. The driver of the wrong-way pickup truck, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver hit head-on was in critical condition.

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