Fatal crash closes part of Southwest Freeway at Beltway 8 for several hours, officials say

HOUSTON – A fatal crash Monday closed a section of the Southwest Freeway at Beltway 8 for several hours as officials investigated the scene.

The crash was reported just before 1 p.m. on the southbound side of U.S. Highway 59 near West Bellfort Avenue exit.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Drivers were asked to seek alternate routes. The scene was all cleared around 7 p.m.

The victim’s identity has not been released

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