Driver crashes in construction zone, dies

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HOUSTON - A woman was found dead at a southeast Houston construction site on Wednesday.

Houston police said construction crews arrived in the area of the 13200 block of Scott Street shortly after 6 a.m. and found that a Lexus had crashed into a piece of machinery.

One of the crewmembers found the driver dead inside the vehicle. Her name has not been released.

The area where the crash happened is a new street that has not been opened for traffic. There are barricades up to warn drivers that the street is closed.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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