1 dead in 3-vehicle accident on East Freeway near Beltway 8

1 dead in 3-vehicle accident on East Freeway near Beltway 8

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A fatal three-vehicle accident has shut down eastbound traffic on East Freeway near Beltway 8 Saturday afternoon.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 7, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 7 at 7:29 PM

HOUSTON – One person is dead after a three-vehicle accident on the East Freeway near Beltway 8 Saturday afternoon, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said a black pickup heading east on the East Freeway hit the guardrail and flew over onto the feeder road.

Two other trucks were part of the accident, but it is not clear how they were involved.

The driver of the black pickup died at the scene, deputies said. The eastbound lanes were closed down for about two hours as emergency crews work to clear the scene.

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