HOUSTON -- An officer with the Houston Police Department was loaded into an ambulance following a crash on the Eastex Freeway early Friday.

Houston TranStar reported the crash happened just before 7 a.m.

The patrol car was reportedly the only vehicle involved in the wreck.

The officer s condition was not known.

As of 7:35 a.m. three southbound lanes of the freeway remained blocked at Townsen.

The freeway fully reopened around 9:30 a.m.

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