HPD: Wrong-way motorcyclist killed in crash on Katy Freeway

HOUSTON – The Katy Freeway was closed near downtown early Friday after a wrong-way motorcyclist was killed in a crash.

During the subsequent investigation, police say another wrong-way driver was spotted passing by the scene. That driver was stopped and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Police say it was about 1:25 a.m. when the motorcyclist was traveling in the wrong direction and collided with a sedan. The biker died at the scene. A man and woman in the car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

As of 5 a.m. the Katy Freeway inbound remained shut down just west of downtown, but the freeway has since reopened.

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