HPD: Driver killed in single-vehicle crash on US-290

HPD: Driver killed in single-vehicle crash on US-290 (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – A driver was killed in a single-vehicle crash on US-290 early Saturday.

The crash occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. in the inbound main lanes of US-290 near the I-10 flyover exit.

A preliminary investigation determined that a male in a silver vehicle was driving eastbound on the freeway when he crashed into a guard rail between the inbound main lanes of US-290 and the I-10 flyover exit. Officers said they found no evidence the driver attempted to stop before crashing into the barrier.

Investigators found no indication any other vehicles were involved.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Houston Police Department’s Vehicular Crimes Division.


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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.