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Wrong-way driver involved in deadly crash on Sam Houston Tollway, deputies say

The tollway has since reopened, but the investigation into the crash continues.

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.