HOUSTON -

Police are investigating a fatal accident on the East Freeway feeder road overnight.

Officials say a black pickup was traveling southbound in the 1500 block of Sakowitz when the driver crashed into a protective barrier for the westbound Lockwood exit from I-10.

The truck landed in front of an 18-wheeler exiting on the ramp, then the semi hit the pickup.

The 70-year-old driver of the pickup truck died at the scene.

The accident shut down the East Freeway inbound exit ramp starting at around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

The ramp reopened at around 9 a.m.

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