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Driver dies in car fire on Eastex Freeway

Responding officers and first responders were unable to save the driver due to the car fire.

HOUSTON — One person died in a car fire on the Eastex Freeway near Tidwell Monday morning. 

Houston police said a gray Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on I-69 when the inside of his car caught fire. 

The driver tried getting off the freeway but struck collision barrels. 

Responding officers and first responders were unable to get the driver out of the vehicle due to the fire. 

The driver died on scene. 

The identity of the victim is pending verification from medical examiners. 

This investigation is ongoing. 

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