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Driver killed in crash on IH-45 near Huntsville

Authorities said the interstate is expected to be closed for several hours. Drivers are asked to find an alternate route.
Credit: WALKER CO. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Two pictures posted on the Walker County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page show the deadly crash on IH-45 Sunday morning. Several agencies are responding and the interstate is expected to be closed for several hours.

WALKER COUNTY, Texas — Update: March 8, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

All lanes of IH-45 have reopened.

Update: March 8, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

Southbound lane of IH-45 is now open. Northbound remains closed at this time.

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Authorities said at least one person is dead after a fiery crash on IH-45 in Walker County Sunday.

In a post on the Walker County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page, authorities said all lanes of IH-45 are closed due to the crash and drivers are asked to find an alternate route.

It happened near mile marker 109 outside of Huntsville, according to authorities. Northbound traffic is being diverted to FM 1375 and southbound traffic is being diverted at Park Road 49. Several agencies have responded to the crash scene, including DPS, crews from New Waverly, Huntsville and Jorgensen.

The crash involved at least one vehicle and a semi. It is unknown if others are involved at this time. This is a developing story. We will update you as more information becomes available. You can also check out the Walker County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

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