HOUSTON -- Houston police responded early Wednesday to reports of a fatal crash along I-10 East.
Police said a pickup driver crashed through a barricade at the end of a dead-end street approaching I-10 East. The vehicle then rolled down an embankment and onto the freeway’s exit ramp at Lockwood.
Police said an oncoming big rig couldn’t avoid the pickup. The pickup driver was pinned under the big rig and died at the scene.
The crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. As of 8:30 a.m. the freeway’s westbound exit ramp at Lockwood remained closed.