HOUSTON — Firefighters had to extract the victims trapped in two wrecked vehicles on the North Sam Houston Tollway early Monday morning.
The crash happened around 12:15 a.m., partially shutting down the eastbound lane near TC Jester Boulevard.
Investigators said the incident was caused by a wrong-way driver.
The drivers of both vehicles were found unresponsive and suffering from extensive injuries, according to Harris County Precinct 4 deputies.
One driver was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene, but deputies didn't specify whether it was the at-fault driver.
The constable's office shutdown the eastbound lanes of the roadway for several hours Monday morning while officers investigated, but the scene has since been cleared as of 5:30 a.m.
Precinct 4 confirmed both victims are men, each driving without any passengers. No names have been released.
Officers are still investigating whether alcohol or other intoxicants were a factor in the crash.