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Motorcycle rider slams head-on into big rig after getting on 99 in the wrong direction: deputies

All southbound lanes are still blocked as of 5 a.m. Wednesday at Bridgeland Creek Parkway.

CYPRESS, Texas — A motorcyclist somehow got on Grand Parkway, Highway 99, heading in the wrong direction early Wednesday, leading to a deadly crash.

The crash was reported before 2 a.m. in the Cypress area.

Harris County sheriff’s deputies received calls about a motorcycle heading northbound in the southbound lanes, but it was too late to prevent the crash. The motorcyclist hit an 18-wheeler and died at the scene.

The big rig crashed into the cable barrier, but the driver and her passenger were not hurt, deputies said.

All southbound lanes were still blocked as of 5:30 a.m. at Bridgeland Creek Parkway.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Deputies at the scene said the motorcycle was reported stolen.