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Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash on Sam Houston Tollway, deputies say

The eastbound lanes of the tollway near TC Jester Boulevard were shutdown for several hours while Precinct 4 constable deputies investigated.
Credit: KHOU 11

HOUSTON — At least one person is dead after an overnight crash on the Sam Houston Tollway, and according to investigators, a wrong-way driver may have been responsible.

It happened just after midnight Monday in the eastbound lanes of the tollway near T.C. Jester Boulevard, the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office confirmed.

Investigators said the drivers of both vehicles were found unresponsive and suffering from extensive injuries. One driver was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene, but deputies didn't specify whether it was the at-fault driver.

The constable's office shutdown the eastbound lanes of the roadway for several hours Monday morning while officers investigated, but the scene has since been cleared.

Precinct 4 confirmed both victims are men, each driving without any passengers.

Officers are still investigating whether alcohol or other intoxicants were a factor in the crash.