Fatal crash shuts down Katy Freeway at Mason; Accident blamed on speed

Katy Freeway was blocked at Mason Road due to a crash, as shown in this image courtesy of Houston Transtar Jam Cams

December 1, 2013 8:13:41 AM PST
Police are investigating a fatal accident that had part of the Katy Freeway shut down for hours this morning.

According to investigators, a man was speeding when he lost control of his pickup and crashed into a retaining wall on the Katy Freeway near Mason Road around 2:30am.

The pickup flipped multiple times, and the man died at the scene. No one else was hurt.

Multiple lanes remained blocked until the scene was cleared mid-morning.

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