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Wrong-way wreck kills innocent driver on Eastex Freeway

Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Authorities were on the scene of a fatal accident on the Eastex Freeway near the George R. Brown Convention Center for several hours Thursday morning.

The accident happened at about 5:30am on Highway 59 at Jackson. Police say a woman driving a black GMC pickup southbound on the main lanes of the Eastex Freeway was struck by a black Infiniti traveling the wrong way -- northbound on the southbound lanes of the freeway. A third vehicle, a gray Ford Taurus, then struck the victim's truck.

Two males inside the Taurus were transported to St. Joseph Medical Center with minor injuries and the female driver of the Infiniti was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with life-threatening injuries in critical condition. The woman driving the pickup died at the scene.

The victim's identity has not been released.

The investigation is continuing. There's no word of any charges at this time.
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