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HOUSTON - All southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway were shut down early Monday following a head-on crash that killed two people, including a police officer.

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Houston TranStar reported the crash occurred near the exit for Almeda Genoa Road around 2:41 a.m.

A spokesman for the Houston Police Department said a Chrysler 300 was traveling in the wrong direction when it hit the off-duty officer's private SUV head-on. Both drivers died at the scene.

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