Driver of delivery truck carrying vodka killed in fiery crash on Eastex Fwy

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The driver of a delivery truck carrying a shipment of vodka was killed in a fiery crash on the Eastex Freeway Wednesday morning.

The deadly wreck involving a burning box truck shut down the northbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway at North Loop for hours, but reopened around 12:30 p.m.

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Video shot earlier this morning from SkyEye shows the aftermath of a fatal crash on the Eastex Freeway




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Police said the driver went around the curve to the North Loop too fast and hit the guardrail, which caused the truck to flip over the ramp and land on the Eastex Freeway. The truck caught fire and the driver was killed.

The truck carrying vodka crashed and burst into flames. Officials said a second vehicle was underneath the crashed truck.

Global Quality Imports officials told ABC13 that the truck was carrying several cases of Austrian vodka. They said that the driver was a 28-year-old man who was on his way to make deliveries in the Dallas area.
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A massive deadly wreck this morning closed the freeway and is expected to remain a mess for hours

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