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All mainlanes re-open after fatal accident on Southwest Freeway at West Loop

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HOUSTON – All mainlanes are back open after a fatal motorcycle accident shut down the Southwest Freeway near West loop on Thursday afternoon. 

According to Precinct 5 constables, a 30-year-old motorcyclist hit the retaining wall on the HOV lane of the Southwest Freeway and fell 15 feet to the nothbound US 59 lanes below around 3 p.m.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

KPRC will provide updates when they become available.