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East Freeway reopens several hours after wrong-way crash, hazmat spill in Baytown

A woman was flown to a hospital after being injured in a wrong-way crash, according to Baytown police.

BAYTOWN, Texas — A woman was flown to a Houston hospital after being injured in a wrong-way crash on the East Freeway in Baytown Tuesday morning, according to the Baytown Police Department.

According to Houston Transtar, this happened just after 3 a.m. heading east near North Main/Crosby Cedar Bayou.

Baytown police said a Toyota Rav4 was driving on the wrong side of the road and hit a 2007 Freightliner and a 2022 semi-trailer head-on. The driver of the Toyota was taken by Life Flight to a hospital in an unknown condition.

The driver of the Freighliner was checked by Baytown EMS and released at the scene.

Crews were also working to clean up a hazmat spill from the crash.

The crash led to a miles-long backup on the East Freeway for several hours before finally reopening at 10:45 a.m.

Credit: Houston Transtar
The East Freeway is shut down heading east due to a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning, according to Houston Transtar.

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