1 killed in crash on Highway 290 outbound near Barker Cypress, sheriff's office says

Authorities shut down the freeway at 8 a.m. to investigate, but are now letting one of traffic move through.

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- One person was killed in a crash involving two vehicles on Highway 290 outbound near Barker Cypress, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said Thursday morning.

The crash was listed on Houston TranStar at about 6:30 a.m. One outbound lane was open until just before 8 a.m., when authorities shut down the freeway.

About an hour later, authorities opened one lane again.

According to the office's post, one person was dead at the scene.

It wasn't immediately known what led to the crash.

You can take Hempstead as an alternate route.

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