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Man dies after fiery crash on US-59/I-69 in SW Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A 44-year-old man died early Sunday after an apparent wrong-way collision on U.S. Highway 59/Interstate 69 in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

The accident occurred on the 1600 block of the northbound highway (Southwest Freeway) at about 2:50 a.m.

A preliminary investigation indicates the man was driving a gray Dodge Charger southbound in the northbound lanes. The Charger ultimately hit a concrete barrier and caught fire.

After a METRO police officer spotted the vehicle engulfed in flames, Houston Fire Department crews arrived and put out the fire.

The male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased.

An investigation by the HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division remains underway.

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