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.
Innocent driver killed after the sheriff’s office say he was hit by a wrong way driver on Beltway 8 southbound near Woodforest in east Harris County. @SheriffEd_HCSO said they believe the wrong way driver was speeding over 90MPH @KPRC2 https://t.co/rZCfMq180u pic.twitter.com/h78AJYuaPz— Rilwan Balogun (@KPRC2Rilwan) April 2, 2023
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.
Accident Investigators with @HCSO_VCD are investigating a two vehicle wrong way driver fatality crash in the 4100 block of the E. Sam Houston PKWY N. southbound main lanes.— Sergeant Steven Jumbo (@SgtSJumbo) April 2, 2023
Traffic is being diverted to the Woodforest BLVD exit. @HCSOTexas #HouNews #HouTraffic pic.twitter.com/qfFmcMYzzn