HOUSTON – A driver was hit and killed while trying to escape a vehicle fire on Eastex Freeway Tuesday, the METRO Police Department said.
Police were called to the HOV lane of IH-69 Eastex southbound near Aldine Mail Route for reports of a vehicle that caught fire at around 5:23 a.m.
According to METRO PD, a driver exited the fiery vehicle and was fatally struck. The driver that hit the victim stayed at the scene.
The HOV lane opened back up hours after the crash.
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