Man killed after driving off freeway

Published On: Dec 19 2012 07:41:20 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 19 2012 08:12:40 AM CST
Southwest Freeway Crash
HOUSTON -

A man was killed after he lost control of his car and drove off the Southwest Freeway.

Police said the driver was traveling southbound on the Southwest Freeway near Beltway 8 when he lost control at the exit ramp and drove through a barricade. Officials said the crash, which happened at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, killed the driver. 

The southbound feeder lanes were closed while investigators worked to determine what may have caused the crash.

The lanes reopened shortly before 6 a.m.