Deputies investigate why driver stopped on freeway before deadly crash

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A deadly crash forced all inbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway at Greens Road to shut down early Thursday morning.

The incident involved a semi-truck and a Ford pickup.

Deputies say the Ford was stopped in the middle lane of the southbound freeway for an unknown reason. The pickup's emergency flashers were on.

Investigators say the 18-wheeler slammed into the stopped truck, killing the male driver on impact. The tractor-trailer driver was not hurt.

The crash happened just after 1 a.m. The freeway is now open.

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