1 dead, 1 hospitalized after multi-vehicle crash on Eastex Freeway at Beltway 8

HOUSTON – One person is dead after a multi-vehicle vehicle on the Eastex Freeway at the Beltway 8 exit Monday night.

Houston police responded to the crash at 14000 Eastex Freeway around 7:50 p.m.

Officers said one person, a 30-year-old man, was killed in the crash, which involved at least five other vehicles. One person was transported to the hospital.

According to HPD, the victim was driving a blue Toyota Corolla and traveling northbound while approaching the exit ramp to the Sam Houston Parkway. Police said the vehicle was behind a red Toyota Corolla and a blue Mazda CX3 traveling in the same direction. Investigators said as the vehicles were on the exit ramp, the red Corolla and Mazda collided, spun into the freeway main lanes, and struck a concrete barrier on the left shoulder.

The driver of the blue Corolla attempted to avoid the crash but lost control of his vehicle and struck the metal dividing barrier between the exit ramp and the main lanes, police said. The Corolla reportedly did not strike any of the other vehicles. 

Investigators said the driver was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Mazda, who police said was a 40-year-old woman, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. The driver of the red Corolla was not injured, officers said.