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UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 left critically hurt after crash on I-45 in Northside/Northline

HOUSTON, TX — A collision early Monday on Interstate 45 in north Houston claimed the life of a male victim and critically injured another, according to the Houston Police Department.

The fatal accident happened in the 5100 block of the northbound interstate (North Freeway) at around 4:15 a.m.

A preliminary investigation found that one male was operating a silver Nissan Xterra northbound when the vehicle entered the freeway from the Airline Drive ramp. Moments later, for reasons still unclear, the Nissan crossed over four travel lanes and then collided with the concrete median. The impact of the crash caused the male driver and his male passenger to eject from the vehicle.

One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding paramedics with the Houston Fire Department. The other victim, who suffered critical injuries, was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital. No updates on the patient’s condition have been released at this time.

Authorities have not disclosed the identities of the victims nor indicated who was driving at the time of the crash.

The HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division continues to investigate.

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