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Life Flight responds to motorcycle crash in Sugar Land; Southwest Freeway is open again

The freeway's mainlanes southbound were closed for about four hours early Thursday.

The Sugar Land Police Department is investigating a major crash overnight involving a motorcyclist.

The crash was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday on the freeway’s southbound lanes near the Brazos River. The freeway was closed at University Drive. Inbound/northbound lanes were not impacted.

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Further details about the wreck itself were not immediately released. It’s believed the motorcyclist crashed and fell off the bike before they were struck by another vehicle, but police have not released any official information.

Life Flight airlifted the rider to the hospital, and the freeway remained closed until about 6 a.m.

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