One person dead following crash in northeast Houston

An investigation is underway after one person was killed in a hit-and-run accident in northeast Houston.

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after one person was killed in a crash in northeast Houston.

Authorities initially called it a hit-and-run, but updated that information following an investigation. Authorities initially said the driver of a vehicle involved in the incident fled the scene, but updated that information, saying the driver lost control, going off the road and striking the guardrail on the bridge north of the railroad tracks. The impact resulted in the death of the passenger. Only one vehicle was involved, authorities said.

The crash happened around noon just east of the Eastex Freeway near Homestead and Winfield Road, authorities said.

Information is limited, but authorities called the incident a major accident and confirmed the death of one person.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area as crews and investigators work to clear the scene.

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