Wrong-way driver killed in crash involving USPS 18-wheeler on Beltway 8 near Hwy 290: HCSO

HOUSTON – Part of Beltway 8 near Highway 290 was closed early Monday after a deadly crash involving a wrong-way driver and an 18-wheeler that was carrying mail for USPS, authorities said.

It happened around 2:20 a.m.

According to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies and officials with the Harris County Toll Road Authority, a man driving a sedan was going the wrong way northbound on Beltway 8 under 290 when he collided with the big rig.

The man was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.

Drivers were urged to find an alternate route as the closure lasted for several hours.

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