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Fatal accident: Driver killed after car crashed into Eastex Freeway pillar and burst into flames, HPD says

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — According to police, a driver has been killed in a single car crash after crashing into a pillar under the Eastex Freeway early Saturday.

Around 12:45 p.m., Houston Police Department officers responded to a call from a vehicle that burst into flames after crashing into a concrete pillar on Saunders Road.

Authorities said HPD officers arrived at the scene and pulled the victim from the fire, but the driver was unresponsive.

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Officials said the driver was traveling northbound at high speed on Jensen Street, which runs parallel to the freeway.

The driver didn’t stop at the slip road and drove straight into the concrete pillar, HPD said.

According to HPD, the victim was the only person in the car.

Police said the accident department is working to find out why the accident happened.

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