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Southwest Freeway reopens in Sugar Land after crash that killed woman

A damaged vehicle is loaded onto a tow truck after a fatal crash in Sugar Land, Texas, on Feb. 19, 2020.
A damaged vehicle is loaded onto a tow truck after a fatal crash in Sugar Land, Texas, on Feb. 19, 2020. (KPRC)

SUGAR LAND, Texas – A section of U.S. 59 Southwest Freeway that was closed Wednesday because of a fatal crash in Sugar Land has reopened.

The two-vehicle crash was reported about 7:30 a.m. on the northbound side of U.S. 59.

According to Sugar Land police, the crash involved a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler. A woman in the passenger vehicle was killed, police said.

Police said witnesses reported that a woman driving a Honda may have hit the center divider wall, overcorrected and crashed into the 18-wheeler.

Officials said all northbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway were closed while investigators were at the scene. The highway reopened about 10:30 a.m.

The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

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