HOUSTON — All southbound lanes of I-69 the Eastex Freeway were closed in Houston early Thursday following a deadly crash.

According to Houston TranStar, the crash happened just after 2 a.m. The freeway did not reopen for four hours.

Police said a driver left the road and crashed into a pole. There were no other vehicles involved, it appeared.

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TXDoT confirmed there was damage to a guardrail at the scene.

The investigation continues at this time. No further details have been released.

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