East Freeway back open after pedestrian fatally struck, police say

Traffic alert (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – The inbound lanes on the East Freeway are back open after a fatal crash Thursday, police said.

Officers said the crash happened around 5:08 a.m. on the East Freeway near Normandy. According to investigators, a pedestrian ran out in front of a driver’s vehicle and was fatally struck. The driver stayed at the scene and called police, investigators said.

According to police, the all inbound lanes were shut down as officers investigated the crash.

Drivers were initially asked to avoid the area.

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