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HCSO: Pedestrian hit and killed on East Freeway near Beltway 8

Lanes of East Freeway closed following fatal auto-ped
Lanes of East Freeway closed following fatal auto-ped (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – A pedestrian was hit and killed on East Freeway near Beltway 8 Saturday morning, Harris County Sherrif Ed Gonzalez said.

Eastbound lanes of the East Freeway from Uvalde to Beltway 8 were temporarily closed following the fatal crash, Gonzalez said in a tweet.

Harris County Deputies responded to a report of an auto-pedestrian accident in the 14100 block of East Freeway around 4:45 a.m., officials said.

According to officials, a pedestrian attempted to cross main lanes of the East Freeway and was struck by at least one vehicle.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, according to an official with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing.