BAYTOWN, Texas – Drivers experienced major delays and standstill traffic for more than seven hours on the I-10 East Freeway at N. Main Tuesday due to a wrong-way crash, according to the Baytown Police Department.
Police said a 2020 Toyota Rav4 was going the wrong way on the freeway and hit a 2007 Freightliner head-on at around 2:40 a.m. The Rav4 was driven by a woman who was transported to Memorial Hermann via Life Flight, according to Baytown PD. Officers said her condition is unknown at this time.
Police said the driver of the Freightliner had minor injuries and the Freightliner had moderate damage.
At this time, investigators said it is unknown if the woman was intoxicated.
The only lanes of traffic that were able to move were on the feeder. Some drivers told KPRC 2 reporter Taisha Walker they abandoned their vehicles due to not being able to get out of the traffic.
According to TxDOT Houston, the lanes reopened after the wreckage was cleaned up.
The crash is still under investigation.