HOUSTON -- A suspect was killed when a chase ended in a fiery crash on I-10 East in the Channelview area early Wednesday, the sheriff's office confirms.

The chase started as a traffic stop, according to deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The suspect was driving a Chevrolet Impala when he or she got on the freeway heading westbound in the eastbound lanes.

The driver crashed into a barrier and a big rig before the vehicle caught fire, according to HCSO.

Photos: Chase ends in deadly crash near Channelview

The suspect died at the scene. There were no early reports of other deaths or serious injuries.

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Houston TranStar reports the freeway's eastbound lanes were closed near Magnolia around 1:30 a.m. The freeway did not fully reopen until about 8 a.m., resulting in delays on I-10 East, Beltway 8 and Highway 90.