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Big rig crash sends debris flying into HPD patrol unit | Katy Freeway reopens after several hours

The debris also struck an HPD patrol unit on the ramp. Luckily, the officer was not injured.

HOUSTON — A jackknifed big rig crash had the Katy Freeway closed for several hours heading east near Patterson Street Tuesday morning.

This happened at 3:30 a.m. Houston Transtar reports the freeway reopened at 8:40 a.m..

The big rig struck and damaged a barrier along the freeway sending concrete flying across multiple lanes. The debris also struck a Houston police patrol unit along the on-ramp.

Police said the officer was not injured by the flying concrete.

The driver of the big was also not injured.

"I just happened to hit one of those slick spots," the driver Garrett Anderson said. "Lost control, lost complete control."

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