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Investigation Underway in Fatal Crash on North Freeway

HOUSTON, September 5, 2023 – Houston police are investigating a fatal crash that took place at the 14000 block of North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) at approximately 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, September 2. The identity of the deceased 25-year-old male is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

According to the preliminary report, the man was driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck at a high rate of speed in the southbound lanes of the North Freeway. During the course of travel, the vehicle lost a tire and collided with a concrete barrier. The man lost control of the truck, which went airborne and struck a concrete pillar under the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane.

The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by Houston Fire Department Paramedics. No other individuals or vehicles were involved in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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