Innocent person killed in crash allegedly caused by wrong-way driver on Beltway 8 in E Harris County

Drone video footage of the crash on Beltway 8 near Woodforest (Brian E. Taylor)

HARRIS COUNTY – An investigation was underway after deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said a wrong-way crash left one driver dead on Beltway 8 southbound near Woodforest in east Harris County Sunday morning.

The crash, which was reported by Houston TranStar shortly before 5 a.m., involved at least two vehicles on the southbound mainlanes of Beltway 8.

Investigators said the wrong-way driver in a pickup truck hit another driver in a sedan.

The driver of the sedan, who deputies said was headed to work at the time, died at the scene.

The wrong-way driver was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.

No further details were immediately available.

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