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Driver partially ejected, killed after fiery crash with big rig on Ship Channel bridge, police say

Southbound lanes of 610 were shut down early Sunday morning after the fatal crash, according to the Houston Police Department.

HOUSTON — A driver was killed during a fiery crash on the Houston Ship Channel bridge, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police say the accident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday on the southbound lanes of 610 over the Houston Ship Channel.

An 18-wheeler was driving southbound when a white vehicle crashed into the back of the big rig. Police say the vehicle then bounced off a barrier, partially ejecting the driver.

When first responders arrived, the victim was removed and life saving measures were performed before the victim died on scene.

Police say the victim's vehicle caught on fire and that the front end was impaled into the back of the big rig.

The victim has not yet been identified and police say the driver of the big rig showed no signs of impairment and is cooperating.

Southbound lanes of 610 have since been reopened.

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