HOUSTON -- Authorities say the I-10 East Freeway is shut down westbound after a fiery crash that resulted in the death of at least one person.

The incident, which Houston TranStar says involved three vehicles, was reported near John Ralston not far from the 610 Loop.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. and traffic was backed up to Beltway 8 East for more than an hour.

The lanes were eventually reopened.

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