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Driver killed when wrecker slams into SUV on Katy Freeway, police say

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HOUSTON – One person is dead after a crash Tuesday morning in west Houston, according to police.

The crash happened around 9:45 a.m. in the 15800 block of I-10 Katy Freeway east near Highway 6, police said.

A 68-year-old woman driving a red Ford Escape eastbound was hit from behind by a heavy-duty wrecker truck, according to police.

The Escape swerved and hit a black Acura.

The driver of the Escape was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She has not been identified.

Police said the wrecker driver was at fault and that he told investigators he looked away right before crashing into the Escape.

No charges have been filed.

I-10 eastbound was shut down for the investigation. Traffic was backed up for several miles.

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