Man killed in 5-car accident involving disabled vehicle in southwest Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A deadly 5-car accident had the West Loop near Beechnut closed for several hours overnight.

Police tell ABC13 that 2 people were in a disabled car, in a moving lane of traffic, just before 2 a.m. this morning.

One vehicle tried to avoid hitting the car but couldn't.

That set off a chain reaction and three more vehicles crashed.

A man inside the disabled car was killed. A woman also in the car was taken to a hospital in critical condition. At this point police don't know if alcohol may have also been a factor.
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