1 dead in chain reaction East Freeway crash

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Friday, August 20, 2021
1 dead in chain reaction East Freeway crash
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The driver of an SUV couldn't avoid the vehicles involved in a crash that happened moments before.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A person was killed Thursday night in a major crash involving multiple vehicles on the East Freeway.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. in the middle lanes of Interstate 10 near Dell Dale Street.

Two cars collided on the freeway and came to a stop when another driver in an SUV ran into the previous crash, according to Houston police.

The impact of the crash caused the SUV's driver to be thrown from the vehicle, police said. The driver died from their injuries.

Investigators on the scene said the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.

A fourth vehicle also crashed into a freeway wall when its driver slammed on the brakes to avoid the previous wrecks.

It wasn't clear what caused the initial crash.