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BEASLEY, Texas Three women were killed in Fort Bend County after a suspected drunk driver went the wrong way on the freeway early Tuesday, according to authorities.

Authorities said two women were leaving El Campo in a Jeep when the driver went the wrong way on the freeway around 1 a.m. The Jeep was heading northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 59 near Darst Road when it slammed head-on into a woman traveling from Houston in a Ford Escape.

The women in the Jeep were said to be in their late 40s, and the woman in the Escape was said to be in her early 20s.

All three women died at the scene.

DPS troopers said they found a bottle of alcohol inthe Jeep, and drinking may have been a factor in the crash.

The southbound lanes of Highway 59 were closed for a few hours until DPS cleared the scene.

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