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Woman dies after crashing into back of 18-wheeler on I-45/North Freeway

Houston police said the 18-wheeler was stopped on the freeway due to traffic and that's when the woman slammed into the back of it.
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HOUSTON — A 37-year-old woman is dead after crashing into the back of an 18-wheeler on I-45/North Freeway Monday afternoon.

Houston police said the woman, who was driving a white GMC Yukon, failed to control her speed and struck the back of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer that was stopped on the freeway due to heavy traffic. 

The driver of the 18-wheeler stayed on scene, and according to police, showed no signs of intoxication. 

There was another crash that happened about 30 minutes after this fatal scene involving a black Volvo and a blue Honda. Police believe this was a hit-and-run, but no other information was given. 

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