All I-45 Gulf Freeway southbound lanes reopen near Beltway 3 hours after deadly pedestrian crash

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Thursday, June 15, 2023
I-45 SB closed near Beltway after deadly crash involving pedestrian
If you're headed to Hobby Airport, you'll want to give yourself some extra time. Drivers can take Telephone Road or Highway 3 as an alternate route.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Traffic was slow moving on Thursday morning after a deadly crash involving a pedestrian on the I-45 Gulf Freeway.

The crash was reported near Fuqua Street, just north of Beltway 8, at 6:15 a.m.

All southbound lanes were closed, causing major delays for drivers headed toward Hobby Airport. All mainlanes reopened at 9:21 a.m.

SkyEye flew over the scene before the roadway reopened, where bumper-to-bumper traffic stretched all the way past the I-610 South Loop.

It's unclear exactly what led up to the deadly crash.

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