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HPD: 27-year-old man killed while walking on Southwest Freeway

The crash occurred during heavy rainfall in the early-morning hours on Tuesday.

HOUSTON — Houston police confirm a 27-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the Southwest Freeway early Tuesday.

The wreck happened at about 3:20 a.m. and closed all southbound lanes for nearly five hours. The freeway has since reopened.

Police stated the victim was walking in a moving lane of traffic near Newcastle when the driver of a black Chrysler 200 sedan swerved to avoid him and wrecked. The driver of a black Chevrolet Silverado, also traveling southbound, then struck the victim.

Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

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Both drivers were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The northbound lanes were partially impacted not far away at Westpark due to a separate crash. Only a couple lanes were blocked there, and that crash has since cleared out of the way.

The crashes occurred as heavy rains started to move into Southeast Texas from the Gulf of Mexico. There is a chance of scattered rain and storms this entire week.

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