HOUSTON A driver was killed and his passenger was critically injured Sunday night after crashing into a freeway barricade, according to Houston police.

The driver was speeding and attempting to take the curve from the northbound side of the Southwest Freeway to the southbound feeder of the West Beltway feeder when he crashed into a concrete barricade around 11 p.m.

He died at the scene.

Afemale passenger was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in critical condition.

The southbound feeder lanes were closed several hours while police investigated.
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