Tuesday, September 27

At least one person is dead after a vehicle crashes through a guard rail of a connector ramp and lands on the freeway below

According to the Houston Police Department, at least one person is dead after a vehicle that was on the I-45 southbound connector ramp to Beltway 8 East in north Houston went through the guard rail and landed on Beltway 8 below.

According to Lt. P. Buttitta of the Houston Police Department, the vehicle, a black Mercedes was seen traveling southbound on I-45 at a high rate of speed before taking the I-45 south exit to Beltway 8 East in north Houston.

The vehicle was seen hitting the Beltway 8 ramp wall several times before “he flew over and landed below” on the Beltway 8 exit ramp for Imperial Valley according to Lt. Buttitta.

The driver of the vehicle was then pronounced deceased by the Houston Fire Department.

The driver is believed to be the only occupant after police searched the area and did not find anyone else.

Police have not released the driver’s name at this time, or age as police are working to identify the man and contact the next of kin.

This is a developing story, and we will update you as soon as we have more informaton.

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