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Person hit, killed by car after exiting vehicle fire on IH-69 in NE Houston

HOUSTON, TX — One person died Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate Highway 69 in northeast Houston, reports Click2Houston.

The fatal incident occurred on the southbound lanes (Eastex Freeway) near Aldine Mail Route. Houston Police were dispatched to the area’s HOV lane for a vehicle fire at about 5:23 p.m.

Authorities have not said what caused the blaze, but preliminary details show the driver had escaped the fiery vehicle when they were hit by another vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.

The HPD said the driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

After an hours-long closure, the HOV lane was later reopened to traffic.

No further details have been shared as of this writing.

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