Inbound North Fwy reopened after fatal crash closed lanes for much of afternoon

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Monday, June 7, 2021
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The inbound lanes of I-45 North Freeway were blocked Monday afternoon as Houston police investigate a major crash just past the North Sam Houston Tollway.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Inbound traffic of I-45 North Freeway is flowing again after police investigated a fatal crash for much of Monday afternoon.

Police confirmed that just after 11 a.m., an SUV struck an 18-wheeler. They say it was a fatal accident, but there's no further information on who the victim was.

Houston police diverted motorists off the freeway at the Aldine Bender exit during the investigation.

A Houston TranStar traffic camera captured several emergency vehicles in the area of the crash.

The wreckage was cleared by 3 p.m.

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