PEARLAND, Texas -- A fatal crash shut down the northbound lanes of Pearland Parkway early Friday.

Police and firefighters responded to the crash near Barry Rose around 2:30 a.m.

Officers said a woman in her 20s was traveling northbound when she left the road for unknown reasons. She hit a light pole and then a small concrete wall before her vehicle flipped.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is underway to see what caused the woman to lose control.

As of 6:30 a.m. one lane of Pearland Parkway northbound remained closed between Barry Rose and McHard Road.

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