Motorcyclist dead after losing control on 59 near IH-610, HPD says; Major traffic jams reported

Motorcyclist dead after reportedly losing control on 59 near IH-610, HPD says (Copyright 2023 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – A motorcyclist has been pronounced dead after a crash on Thursday.

According to police, the crash took place headed northbound on 59 at the I-610 West Loop exit around 6 p.m.

Investigators say the motorcyclist was traveling in the HOV lane when they lost control and was launched into oncoming traffic.

Immediate information about the motorcyclist was not available.

Other drivers on the roadway have reported massive traffic jams, with some backups taking more than an hour to get through.

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