Driver dies after Highway 249 rear-end crash

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The driver of a car that attempted to stop suddenly on a north Houston freeway has died after a major rear-end crash, authorities said.

It happened around 8 p.m. on Highway 249 near the Greens Road exit ramp.

A man in a white car was traveling along 249 and pulled in front of a white van before hitting the brakes, according to investigators. The van's driver couldn't avoid the car and slammed into it.

The car's driver later died at a hospital.

Investigators were not sure why the driver attempted to stop suddenly before the crash, but said they do not believe alcohol was a factor.
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