All lanes reopened after passenger who got out of broken-down car fatally hit on I-10, HPD says

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Saturday, June 17, 2023
Passenger who got out of broken-down car hit and killed on I-10: HPD
Houston police investigated a major crash that killed a pedestrian along the Katy Freeway at Antoine Saturday morning.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A deadly three-vehicle crash on I-10 led to multiple lane closures along the freeway Saturday morning.

The Houston Police Department said the crash was reported at about 7:30 a.m. on the Katy Freeway eastbound at Antoine Drive.

At about 9 a.m., Houston TranStar cameras showed at least five lanes still closed, with just the HOV lanes open to let drivers through.

All lanes were reopened hours later, at about 11:30 a.m.

Officers at the scene told ABC13 that a passenger in a broken-down car got out of the vehicle after being told not to by the driver.

That's when police said a white van hit the black car, which crashed into the passenger that had gotten out. He died at the scene.

The driver of the black car was reportedly taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

HPD said a third vehicle was also involved in the crash but had minor damage.

Police said the driver of the white van is not facing charges.

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