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Deputies: Woman killed after driving the wrong direction on Beltway 8, causing head-on wreck

An innocent driver was injured and taken to the hospital, but deputy constables said he is expected to survive.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Harris County deputy constables are investigating a deadly wrong-way crash reported on Houston’s west side overnight.

The crash happened on the southbound side of Beltway 8-West, the Sam Houston Tollway, near Westheimer Road at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Assistant Chief C. Harvey said a woman somehow got on the tollway heading in the wrong direction. She crashed head-on into a man driving a pickup truck.

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Fatal wrong-way crash on Beltway 8 early Aug. 12, 2020

The woman died at the scene. The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Deputies said the toll road should fully reopen in time for the morning rush hour.