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HOUSTON - An early morning crash Friday slowed outbound traffic on Highway 290.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. on Highway 290 near Fairbanks N. Houston.

Investigators said one vehicle hit the back of another at a high rate of speed. Two more cars came upon the sceneand hit the vehicles involved in thefirst crash.

One person was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash was cleared out of the way after a couple of hours, so it did not have an effect on the morning rush hour commute.

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