FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies are at the scene of a fatal crash involving an overturned 18-wheeler in central Fort Bend County.
At approximately 8:20 a.m., deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to U.S. 90-Alternate near FM 1952 in reference to reports of a major wreck.
Once on scene, deputies found one adult dead and multiple others injured. According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, children were among the passengers involved in the wreck.
Deputies determined three vehicle were involved in the incident. Investigators are working to determine what caused the crash.
The wreck prompted the closures of all lanes of U.S. 90-Alternate between Engel and FM 1952, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. As of 3 p.m. , the east-bound lanes have reopened while the westbound lanes remain closed. TxDOT said it expects the westbound lanes will reopen by 4:40 p.m. Crews are cleaning debris from the roadway and are attempting to remove the overturned 18-wheeler.
The fatal wreck remains under investigation by the Fort Bend County’s Sheriff’s Office.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.