Man dies after being struck by 18-wheeler while attempting to cross North Loop

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler on the North Loop early Tuesday morning, sparking a major lane closure.

The deadly crash was reported in the 6700 block of the I-610 North Loop westbound, headed toward the Eastex Freeway, around 5:25 a.m.

All lanes of the freeway were shut down for about three hours. The North Loop reopened shortly before 8:30 a.m.

Houston police said the man attempted to cross the main lanes of the freeway when he was struck by a tractor-trailer, which was traveling westbound.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler remained at the scene and cooperated with police. He was questioned and released after investigators determined he was not impaired.

Police said the investigation into the deadly crash is ongoing.
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