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Passenger dies after wrong-way crash on inbound I-10 near downtown Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A woman died late Wednesday night after a fleeing vehicle collided with another car on Interstate 10 near downtown Houston, reports ABC13.

The fatal crash took place on the inbound lanes of I-10 (East Freeway) near Waco Street, in the Greater Fifth Ward area.

Houston Police said the events first unfolded at about 8:30 p.m., when patrol officers spotted and began pursuing a silver car near downtown that matched the description for a stolen vehicle.

Preliminary details show the suspect drove on Chenevert Street through downtown Houston before entering I-10 using the Hamilton exit in the wrong direction, prompting officers to terminate the chase.

Some time after, the fleeing vehicle struck another car near Waco Street.

Authorities said a female occupant of the stolen car was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The suspect was among at least five people who were transported to a hospital from the scene. Though the driver of the other car was listed in stable condition, no information about the injuries of the other patients has been shared.

The HPD said they have reason to believe that two people fled the stolen car on foot.

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